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16 March 2017
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Author: Sylvain Besson, Le Temps (Suisse)

« Sous pression de Berne, les entreprises de sécurité privées sortent de l'ombre », 12 mars 2017...

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21 November 2016

Ex-child soldiers to sue Aegis Defence Services in UK for alleged failure to mitigate psychological harm they suffered when recruited as adult mercenaries in Iraq

Author: Alice Ross, Guardian (United Kingdom)

"Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq", 18 Nov 2016...

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19 April 2016

UK security firm Aegis accused of failing to check if mercenaries it employed to work in Iraq were former child soldiers

Author: Alice Ross, Guardian (UK)

A former senior director at a British firm says that it employed mercenaries from Sierra Leone to work in Iraq because they were cheaper than Europeans and did not check if they were former child soldiers. James Ellery, who was a director of Aegis...

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6 May 2014

[PDF] Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG) conference, 14 May [UK]

Author: Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG)

[London, UK] Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG) conference, 14 May Programme...Government’s Relationships with the sector...Standards and Accredited Certification...Maritime Security Challenges...Human Rights and the industry [refers to...

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18 November 2013

ISOA Roundtable: PSC.1 Standard and the ICOCA (USA)

Author: International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)

When:...18 November...Where:...Washington...United States...Agenda: Update: PSC.1 implementation...Update: ICoCA [Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association] establishment...Roundtable on compliance with PSC.1 and ICOCA:....

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20 September 2013

Founding Industry Members

Author: International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association (ICoCA)

Founding Industry Members ACADEMI, AEGIS, AGEMA Svcs., Al Hurea, Al Thuraya Consultancy, Edinburgh Intl., Edson Tiger, Ekpedefsi Epikinonia, KK Security, Kryptais Group Intl., Pheonix Maritime Protection, Pilgrims Group, Plexus Consultancy, Special...

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12 March 2013
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Author: Christophe Le Bec, Jeune Afrique [France]

Avec le Printemps arabe, la piraterie et le terrorisme, les entreprises qui conseillent et protègent les intérêts des entreprises en Afrique ont le vent en poupe…[L]es dernières crises leur ouvrent de nouveaux marchés...« En Libye…[t]ous les secteurs...

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7 February 2013

Mining – Slow progress on extractive human rights

Author: Oliver Balch, Ethical Corporation

[A]re the...[Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights] delivering? Are mining sites free, or freer, of human rights abuses than they were before? The mining signatories all insist that the past dozen years have brought huge progress...The...

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9 December 2011

Security firms hustle in lawless Libya

Author: UPI

As rival militias in postwar Libya wage turf wars in Tripoli and the interim government struggles to form a national army, Western mercenaries are moving in to fill the security vacuum in the oil-rich North African state...The main focus of the...

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11 October 2010

Garda signs International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers

Author: Garda World

Garda World Security...announced...it is a founding signatory of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers...“The implementation of this Code of Conduct represents a significant maturation of the private security industry,” said...

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