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8 April 2014

Global Policy Forum report on UN use of private military & security companies allegedly involved in human rights abuses

Global Policy Forum reports on UN use of private military & security companies allegedly involved in human rights abuses; responses by Askar Security, Delta Protection & G4S.

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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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20 May 2013

Hart's Code of Conduct

Author: Hart

Hart's core values include integrity, social responsibility and an ethical approach to the operations we undertake. Hart is a member of the International Stability Operations Association...and a signatory of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC)...

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5 December 2010

UN official glad about new Somali force but wary

Author: Associated Press

A senior U.N. official cautiously welcomed news that an anti-piracy force is being created in Somalia but he and U.S. officials say they're concerned about secrecy surrounding the undertaking. An unidentified Muslim country is backing the project and...

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1 December 2008

[PDF] Code of Conduct: Tool for Self-Regulation for Private Military and Security Companies

Author: Nils Rosemann, published by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

This study aims to illustrate patterns of behavioural rules derived from corporate obligations, and to deduce from these a draft Code of Conduct (CoC) for Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). The purpose of a Code of Conduct for [PMSCs] is...

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29 May 2007

Private contractors working in Iraq

Author: BBC

Estimates on the number of private security contractors working in Iraq vary widely...The five Britons kidnapped [in] Iraq...included four bodyguards employed by Canadian security firm GardaWorld, along with one person thought to be from US management...

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21 March 2007

[DOC] Private security companies and human rights

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Presentation by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre to public seminar “Privatization of security and warfare and impacts on human rights”, co-hosted by the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries and the Business & Human...

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29 October 2006

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Mercenaries - The threat of private military and security companies"

Author: War on Want

The following pages examine the rapid expansion of private military and security companies (PMSCs), particularly as a result of the occupation of Iraq. As well as providing information on the activities of these companies, the report urges all readers...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] The Privatization of Human Rights Violations – Business Impunity or Corporate Responsibility? The case of human rights abuses and torture in Iraq

Author: Nils Rosemann, in Nebula

...interrogations by private military and security corporations are just the tip of the iceberg...there are about 20,000 private security contractors in Iraq, including Americans, Iraqis and other foreigners. [refers to DynCorp (part of Computer...

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