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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...
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...
[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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- Related companies: CACI Chevron L-3 Communications L-3 Titan (part of L-3 Communications) Unocal (part of Chevron)
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...
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...
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,...