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Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC)

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18 February 2013

[PDF] ICAR Comment on the Articles of Association of the ICoC

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

[T]he International Corporate Accountability Roundtable...believes that the Articles of Association of the ICoC...offer considerable improvements from the prior Draft. However, ICAR is concerned that the Articles...do not clearly provide the Mechanism...

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Article
15 February 2013

[PDF] Civil Society Statement on the Articles of Association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

Author: Campaign Against Arms Trade, Engineering Professions Union, Information Center for Research and Development, IPAM, LaOnf, Un Ponte Per, Tammuz Organization for Social Development, War on Want & Women for Peace [& other individuals]

The International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Service Providers (PSCs), if accompanied by an effective governance and oversight mechanism, could be a step towards increasing transparency and disclosure of the activities of the private...

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Story
12 February 2013

Blue Mountain Group security guards on duty at US consulate in Libya during Sep 2012 attack allegedly poorly trained & screened

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Company response
11 February 2013

Aegis Defence Services’ response re inadequate labour practices in US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Author: Aegis Defence Services

“The POGO report referenced refers to a contract undertaken by our US affiliate (Aegis Defense Services LLC) in Afghanistan. The terms of this contract...mean that the company is unable to make any public comment , but we draw your attention to the...

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Article
1 February 2013

[PDF] The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers - New Signatory Companies on 1 February 2013

Author: International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

[New signatory companies to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers on 1 Feb are:] 2D Security...Allies Incorporated...BAE Maritime Security Services...Cesec...Danish Ship Protection...De Havilland Gray...DEFCON.....

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Article
30 January 2013

[PDF] Second Draft of the Charter for the Oversight Mechanism of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers (ICoC)

Author: Claude Wild, Directorate of Political Affairs

[The] second draft of the charter for the oversight mechanism of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers... is presented in the form of "Articles of Association... [including:] Reporting, Monitoring and Assessing Company...

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Article
28 January 2013
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Author: Sébastien Masteau, Perspectives Internationales [France]

Le recours aux Sociétés Militaires de Sécurité Privée (SMSP) semble avoir connu un tournant historique lors des récentes campagnes militaires en Afghanistan et en Irak…En termes juridiques, aucune disposition nationale n’interdit stricto sensu la...

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Article
28 January 2013

Putting Credibility Into a Code of Conduct

Author: David Isenberg, Huffington Post

Academi is about to release a new Code of Conduct, which should go a long way towards assuring people that when it comes to responsible ethical behavior, Academi is putting serious internal oversight where its mouth is...Academi's new code...runs 33...

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24 January 2013
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Author: Yves Petignat, Le Temps [Suisse]

Le Conseil fédéral [suisse] veut interdire la participation d’entreprises de sécurité à des hostilités dans le cadre d’un conflit armé à l’étranger, et soumettre à autorisation des prestations de sécurité, garde d’immeuble, assistance logistique,...

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Article
23 January 2013

Mercenary companies to face ban [Switzerland]

Author: Urs Geiser, swissinfo.ch

The cabinet wants to outlaw private security firms whose activities take them to war zones, saying they undermine Switzerland’s traditional neutrality and its foreign policy aims, including the respect of humanitarian law. If they are based in...

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