Initiative du Gouvernement suisse et du CICR relative aux entreprises militaires et de sécurité privées

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10 November 2010

[PDF] MERCENARIES, MERCENARISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Author: Melik Özden, CETIM's Human Rights Programme, Permanent representative to the U.N.

The aim of this Report is to analyse the problems posed by mercenarism. We also describe the measures already taken or proposed, in particular within the United Nations, to stamp out this phenomenon which has a detrimental impact on the enjoyment of...

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9 November 2010

[DOC] Signatory Ceremony for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers, 9 November 2010 - Supporting statement by Australia

Author: Australia Govt.

Australia welcomes the finalisation of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers...Many private security providers strongly support the setting of industry standards, and seek to abide by the law and carry out their...

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1 November 2010

[DOC] Certification in the private security industry: Discerning best practices and applying lessons from other sectors

Author: American University

You are cordially invited to participate, either in person or via the Web, in the final in a series of webinars examining best practices in the certification of voluntary business standards...Through an open, expert-led dialogue, these webinars hope...

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8 October 2010

[PDF] International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

Author: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Swiss Government

Please find attached the finalised text of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. This Code is the result of an inclusive, transparent multi-stakeholder initiative launched in June 2009 by industry associations,...

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7 October 2010

[DOC] A pyrrhic victory at the United Nations over the 21st century’s "privateer industry"?

Author: Jose L. Gomez del Prado, Member, UN Working Group on mercenaries

For the last two decades Cuba has been at the forefront in the [UN] Human Rights Council on the issue of mercenaries and the activities of private companies...The position of Western governments has been a rejection of the Cuban motions by voting...

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3 September 2010

[PDF] Why private military and security companies should be regulated

Author: José Luis Gómez del Prado

[T]he independent experts of the UN Working Group on mercenaries have arrived to the logic conclusion that a new binding international legal instrument is necessary to regulate and monitor the activities of private military and security companies ...

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27 August 2010

[PDF] International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

Author: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Swiss Government

You will find attached the proposed International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. This code in its current form is the product of the Nyon Initiative, a process launched in June 2009 by industry associations, corporations and...

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6 July 2010

Privatizing War and Overlooking Abuses: The New Blackwater and their Recent Hundred Million Dollar Contracts with the United States Government

Author: Amol Mehra, Right Respect [USA]

…Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater has recently won a $100 million contract from the Central Intelligence Agency to provide guard services for facilities in Afghanistan…Blackwater itself has been fighting off prosecutions and civil suits since...

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10 June 2010

[PDF] Global Code of Conduct for Respect of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law

Author: Various stakeholders

Global Code of Conduct for Private Security Companies and Private Military Companies - Comments received on the Draft for Consultation, dated 7 January 2010.

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1 June 2010
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Author: Antoine Perret (editor)

En la academia latinoamericana pocos estudios exploran con rigor el tema del mercenarismo y la contratación de compañías militares y de seguridad privadas. Cuestiones como la definición de mercenario, los alcances del derecho internacional en el...

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