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29 April 2014

[PDF] Private Military & Security Companies and their impacts on human rights: Recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In relation to reported negative human rights impacts by PMSCs, some continue to occur in areas of conflict or weak governance such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, but we have seen a rising of reports alleging abuses in other regions, especially in...

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14 March 2014

Olive Group is First Private Security Company to be Awarded Accredited Certification to the Private Security Standard (PSC1): a Key Milestone for the Company and the Industry

Author: Olive Group

Olive Group FZ-LLC has become the first private security company globally to achieve accredited certification against the PSC1 standard for private security companies. This follows a rigorous process of audit and inspection of its corporate management...

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20 September 2013

Founding Industry Members

Author: International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association (ICoCA)

Founding Industry Members ACADEMI, AEGIS, AGEMA Svcs., Al Hurea, Al Thuraya Consultancy, Edinburgh Intl., Edson Tiger, Ekpedefsi Epikinonia, KK Security, Kryptais Group Intl., Pheonix Maritime Protection, Pilgrims Group, Plexus Consultancy, Special...

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9 December 2011

Security firms hustle in lawless Libya

Author: UPI

As rival militias in postwar Libya wage turf wars in Tripoli and the interim government struggles to form a national army, Western mercenaries are moving in to fill the security vacuum in the oil-rich North African state...The main focus of the...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] UN Use of Private Military and Security Companies: Practices and Policies

Author: Åse Gilje Østensen, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

[M]ost analysts and commentators acknowledge that several members of the UN family contract PMSCs on a more or less regular basis. Similarly, the practice of UN humanitarian organisations buying services from PMSCs is also well known among observers.....

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1 November 2010

International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers, 2010 (ICoC)

Author: Olive Group

Olive Group promoted the concept of an industry code of conduct as an extension of the creation of the Montreux Document and provided advice in its drafting through to signature at its launch in Geneva in November 2010. Olive Group is a signatory...

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1 September 2009

Steroids, drink and paranoia: the murky world of the private security contractor

Author: Terri Judd, The Independent [UK]

Paranoid, competitive and fuelled by guns, alcohol and steroids. That is how one senior contractor in Baghdad describes the private security industry operating in the city's Green Zone. It was the world to which Danny Fitzsimons, a 29-year-old former...

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1 December 2008

[PDF] Code of Conduct: Tool for Self-Regulation for Private Military and Security Companies

Author: Nils Rosemann, published by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

This study aims to illustrate patterns of behavioural rules derived from corporate obligations, and to deduce from these a draft Code of Conduct (CoC) for Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). The purpose of a Code of Conduct for [PMSCs] is...

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3 June 2007

The security industry: Britain's private army in Iraq

Author: Andrew Johnson, Marie Woolf and Raymond Whitaker, Independent [UK]

...as we grow more reliant on [foreign security guards working in Iraq], their future is perilous in a country without rules...[T]he abduction [of four British security guards] has cast light on the way Iraq's bloody chaos has given birth to an entire...

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