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[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), Published on: 1 December 2008

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 to oblige such companies to comply with international human rights standards and the norms of international humanitarian law (IHL), thus improving the protection of human rights...this study will draw up specific options of action and recommendations related to the process of adopting a CoC...The advantage of the CoC resides in the fact that these standards serve as a yardstick for entrepreneurial action on the basis of self-imposed corporate obligations, independently of any discussion of companies’ direct duty to respect, protect and comply with human rights...Rules are in the interest of companies...[also refers to 3D Global Solutions, AECOM, AEGIS Defence Services, ArmorGroup (part of Group 4 Securicor), Alfagates, ATCO Group, ATK, BAE Systems, Bechtel, Blackwater, Boeing, CACI, Civilian Police International, Compass Group, Control Risks Group, CSC, CUBIC Corporation, Custer Battles, DMI, DynCorp, Dynsec Group, ERINYS, Fluor, Fulcrum International, Group 4 Securicor, Ge2B, General Dynamics, GEOS, Geo Group, Groupe EHC, IAP Worldwide Service, Halliburton, HART, Kalyx, KBR, L-3 Titan (MPRI) (part of L-3 Communications), Lockheed Martin, March Security, Marsh & McLennan, Northtrop Grumman, Olive Group, Omniplex, Oriel Solutions, Pacific Architects and Engineers (part of Lockheed Martin), PAGE Protective Services, Paratus Worldwide Service, Prevent International, QinetiQ Group, RTI International, SAIC, SCG, Securitas, SECOPEX, Serco Group, Sharp End International, SPX Corporation, Team Savant, Thales Group, Toifor – Global Life Support Service, TRAG, Triple Canopy, Unity Resource Group, United Technologies, VT Group, Westminster International, WorleyParsons]

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Related companies: AECOM Aegis Defence Services (part of Aegis Group) Aegis Group Alliant Techsystems ArmorGroup (part of G4S) BAE Systems Bechtel Blackwater Boeing CACI Control Risks Cubic Custer Battles DynCorp Erinys International Fluor G4S General Dynamics GEO Group Halliburton Hart Kalyx KBR L-3 Communications L-3 Titan (part of L-3 Communications) Lockheed Martin Marsh & McLennan MPRI (part of L-3 Communications) Northrop Grumman Olive Group Pacific Architects and Engineers (part of Lockheed Martin) QinetiQ Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Securitas AB Group Serco Thales Triple Canopy United Technologies Unity Resources Group WorleyParsons