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11 September 2001

Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 9 June 2004, a group of 256 Iraqis sued CACI International and Titan Corporation (now L-3 Services, part of L-3 Communications) in US federal court.  The plaintiffs, former prisoners, allege that the companies directed and participated in torture,...

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Article
28 October 2002

chapter 2 of "Making a Killing: The Business of War": Privatizing Combat, the New World Order

Author: Laura Peterson, Center for Public Integrity

...ICI is one of several companies contracted by the State Department to go into danger zones that are too risky or unsavory to commit conventional U.S. forces. It also has been active in conflicts in Haiti and Liberia [in addition to Sierra Leone]...a...

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Article
21 January 2004

[PDF] War, Profits, and the Vacuum of Law: Privatized Military Firms and International Law

Author: P.W. Singer, in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

Over the last decade, a new global industry has arisen, made up of private firms [PMFs] that sell military services…PMFs have operated…on behalf of many states, including the United States. The rise of PMFs signals an important new development in the...

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1 August 2005

Report says most Canadian extractive companies need to do more to keep up with intl. human rights law (4 companies said to be ahead of others are Talisman, Nexen, Enbridge, Alcan)

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Article
1 August 2005

[PDF] full report: "Canadian Energy and Mining Companies Navigating International Humanitarian Law in the 21st Century"

Author: Ethical Funds

[refers to Titan (now L-3 Titan, part of L-3 Communications), Caci, Unocal (now part of Chevron). Report is based on survey of companies in Canada's S&P/TSX Composite Index]

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Article
9 August 2005

Lack of Abu Ghraib abuse charges queried [Iraq]

Author: UPI

Human rights groups are questioning why no civilian contractors have been charged with abuses at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison. A Pentagon investigation last year said "several of the alleged perpetrators of the abuse of detainees" were private...

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Article
28 September 2005

Contracting faulted in Abu Ghraib abuse

Author: Roxana Tiron, The Hill [USA]

[US] Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) blasted the Pentagon’s practice of “off-loading” contracts to other federal agencies and said that an instance of this practice may have led to the mistreatment of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq...Levin seized...

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Article
27 October 2005

U.S. Tightens Rules for Contractors in Combat Zones

Author: Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg

The Pentagon has tightened the rules for its contractors in combat zones to increase their security, improve coordination with the U.S. military and guard against abuses such as those that occurred at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq...Four private...

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Article
31 October 2005

Senator Feinstein's Now-Withdrawn Statute Limiting Non-Citizens' Tort Claims: How Would It Have Affected Abu-Ghraib-Related Civil Suits and Other Similar Civil Actions?

Author: Anthony J. Sebok, Professor, Brooklyn Law School

On October 18, Senator Diane Feinstein introduced the Alien Tort Statute Reform Act...Business groups praised Feinstein but she was attacked by human rights and labor groups. Within a week, Feinstein had withdrawn her amendment...Feinstein's proposed...

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1 June 2006

USA: 2005-6 "State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" - 86% of Fortune 500 companies now prohibit sexual orientation discrimination

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