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Licence to kill for private armies [UK]

Author: War on Want [UK], Published on: 20 October 2009

War on Want...campaigners will demonstrate…outside the annual conference of the British Association of Private Security Companies… protesting against government plans to let private military and security companies police themselves…A keynote speech at the conference will be made by John Reid…consultant to G4S, including ArmorGroup…The protest takes place…after the second anniversary of an incident in Iraq when guards from…Erinys International fired on a taxi, badly wounding three Iraqi civilians near Kirkuk…The charity is…demanding for any government ministry which outsources a service to a PMSC to be held responsible for the firm's conduct and for all allegations of human rights abuses by…PMSCs to be independently investigated

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Related companies: ArmorGroup (part of G4S) Erinys International G4S