Outsourcing to private security contractors threatens rights, UN panel warns

Author: UN News Centre, Published on: 14 September 2011

United Nations [Working Group on the use of mercenaries]...called for greater regulation of mercenaries and private military and security companies by both host and contributor countries to ensure respect for human rights and accountability for any abuses committed. “Outsourcing security creates risks for human rights,” panel Chair-Rapporteur Faiza Patel told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in presenting reports on Iraq, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea. [refers to Blackwater]

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