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19 December 2017

Companies hired surveillance firms to spy on campaign groups, leaked documents show

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29 June 2013

How Patton Boggs got mired in an epic legal battle with Chevron over jungle oil pits

Author: Steven Mufson, Washington Post

It’s a monumental battle of wills, money and egos. The oil giant Chevron…has sued Patton Boggs, the nation’s premier legal and lobbying firm, for concealing and promoting fraudulent information in a case that was born in the jungles of the Amazon....

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14 March 2013

Chevron in Ecuador: U.S. Oil Company Spies on Latin American Country to Escape Multi-Billion Court Judgment

Author: Karen Hinton, Hinton Communications in Huffington Post

The Chevron Corporation has spied…on the Republic of Ecuador, fueling a fierce battle between the oil giant and President Rafael Correa, who is calling on other South American countries to hold Chevron accountable for the world's largest oil-related...

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1 January 2011
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Author: Marie-Eve Lapointe, Revue québécoise de droit international

La multiplication des entreprises militaires et de sécurité privées ainsi que leur implication croissante au sein des conflits armés soulèvent de nombreuses interrogations…[N]ous tenterons de démontrer que la logique commerciale qui prévaut...

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2 August 2010

A Spy in the Jungle [Ecuador]

Author: Mary Cuddehe, The Atlantic

Last February I got an offer from Kroll, one of the world's largest private investigation firms, to go undercover as a journalist-spy in the Ecuadorian Amazon. At first I thought I was underqualified for the job. But...I was exactly what they were...

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19 May 2010

[PDF] Private Security Companies and Local Populations: An Exploratory Study of Afghanistan and Angola

Author: Ulrike Joras and Adrian Schuster (eds.), Swisspeace

This paper looks at how local populations perceive Private Security Companies (PSCs) and what the impact of their activities may be on peoples’ every day lives, examining the two country cases, Afghanistan and Angola...The study suggests that PSCs...

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3 April 2008

New York, 3-4 April: Conference on "Private Security, Public Order: Governance & Limits"

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3 April 2008

Privatizing Defense: Blackwater, Contractors, and American Security

Author: Center on Law & Security, New York University School of Law

As part of a series of conferences at NYU School of Law, this half day conference will examine the outsourcing phenomenon and its ramifications for American institutions, for the future of the military, and for the national security community. ...

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26 March 2005

[PDF] Kroll 'spurned offer to run Guantánamo prison'

Author: Mark Huband & Demetri Sevastopulo, Financial Times

The security company Kroll turned down an offer by US government officials to run the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a security industry official said. More than 500 terrorist suspects have been held without trial for up to three years at the...

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4 January 2004

Controls needed to rein in private military firms

Author: Raenette Taljaard, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

PMCs [Private Military Companies] should not be banned, but they must be controlled through a complementary regime of domestic and international law to ensure that their services can never be extended into participation in active combat situations. ...

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