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24 March 2005

The use of unlawful force against immigration detainees [UK]

Author: Campaign Against Racism Fascism (CARF), Stop Arbitrary Detentions at Yarl’s Wood (SADY), National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC)

We have documented 35 cases referred to four solicitors’ firms...regarding alleged assaults against immigration detainees during the removals process and/or while held in detention...34 per cent of allegations have been made against Group 4, now owned...

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24 March 2005

UK: Study into 35 allegations of abuse during deportation of asylum seekers says Global Solutions Ltd (GSL) involved in 30% of cases

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13 May 2004

Amnesty Intl. report says EU arms exports are threatening global security

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13 May 2004

full report: "Undermining Global Security: the European Union's arms exports"

Author: Amnesty International

[refers to ADI Limited, Aerospatiale Matra (part of EADS), Arsenal, Beijing Heavy Duty Truck, Beretta, Boeing, Brenco International, Brocock, Carigroup, Celerg, Central African Airlines, Cenzin, Ceska Zbrojovka, Cuno Melcher (part of ME Sportwaffen),...

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29 September 2003

Yarl's Wood reopens before blaze inquiry - Lives 'at risk' as burned-out centre is reopened [UK]

Author: Vikram Dodd, Guardian [UK]

The government was accused yesterday of gambling with the lives of asylum seekers after it reopened the Yarl's Wood detention centre before an inquiry into a blaze at the facility 19 months ago was completed...The centre is run by Group 4 which was...

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4 April 2003

company website: Argenbright Security, a subsidiary of Securicor

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19 January 2002

Securicor put camera in female locker room [UK]

Author: Kevin Maguire, Guardian [UK]

Union leaders last night demanded compensation for female employees worried about "peeping toms" and threatened legal action under data protection legislation and the Sex Discrimination Act.

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1 December 2001

Corporations Behaving Badly: The Ten Worst Corporations of 2001

Author: Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, Multinational Monitor

[Abbott Laboratories, Argenbright Security, Bayer, Coca Cola, Enron, ExxonMobil, Philip Morris, Sara Lee, Southern Co. and Wal-Mart]

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UK: NGOs condemn decision by OECD Natl. Contact Point to reject complaint against G4S over its alleged involvement with Guantanamo Bay

In August 2014 Reprieve submitted an OECD complaint against G4S to the UK OECD National Contact Point.  The complaint was lodged after G4S's US subsidiary signed a contract to provide "janitorial services" to Guantanamo Bay.  Reprieve alleged that by ...

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