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

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3 July 2014

Commentary on new international security operations management standard & human rights

Author: Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt (American University Washington College of Law) for Private Security Monitor

"A New Twist to Management Standards, Bringing in Human Rights", June 2014...

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3 July 2014

DCAF-ICRC Toolkit "Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments"

"Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments" Toolkit by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)...

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1 June 2014

NGO report raises serious concerns re human rights, environmental & social impacts of Glencore's operations in Dem. Republic of Congo

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1 June 2014

PR or Progress: Glencore’s Corporate Responsibility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author: Bread for the World, Fastenopfer, Rights & Accountability in Development

This...report [is] published by Bread for All and Fastenopfer [in collaboration with Rights and Accountability in Development] on the activities of Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC)...It is based on research...assessing the impact of...

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6 May 2014

[PDF] Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG) conference, 14 May [UK]

Author: Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG)

[London, UK] Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG) conference, 14 May Programme...Government’s Relationships with the sector...Standards and Accredited Certification...Maritime Security Challenges...Human Rights and the industry [refers to...

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5 May 2014
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Author: Aly Sagne, Pambazuka (Royaume-Uni)

Bientôt trois ans que les Nations Unies (NU) ont adopté les Principes directeurs des Nations Unies sur les entreprises et les droits de l’homme : Cadre de référence "Protéger, respecter et réparer". Sur le continent africain, sa mise en œuvre ne semble...

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30 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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10 April 2014

2013 Annual Report of the Government of the United States of America for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

Author: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State

[Includes a foreword by Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.] Each member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) Initiative is expected to report to VPs Initiative...

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8 April 2014

Global Policy Forum report on UN use of private military & security companies allegedly involved in human rights abuses

Global Policy Forum reports on UN use of private military & security companies allegedly involved in human rights abuses; responses by Askar Security, Delta Protection & G4S.

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1 April 2014

[PDF] State Regulation concerning Civilian Private Security Services and their Contribution to Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Author: UN Office on Drugs and Crime

The civilian private security services sector encompasses a wide range of activities, and regulation should extend to as many of these as is practicable to avoid loopholes, ensure accountability and maximize the contribution of private security to...

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