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

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30 October 2013

[PDF] Private military & security companies & their impacts on human rights - Bulletin Issue 5

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to our fifth PMSC Bulletin. To assist those interested in private military & security companies (PMSCs) and their impacts on human rights, we publish this bulletin semi-annually to highlight key developments reported by NGOs, governments,...

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15 October 2013

[PDF] International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers Association Launch

Author: Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The UK is...a global leader in the private security company (PSC) market...The Government wants to see the highest standards, including on human rights, across all PSCs that work in complex environments abroad. At the same time, the Government wants...

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1 October 2013

[PDF] Privatization of the War on Drugs in Mexico and Colombia: Limiting the Application of Humanitarian Law and Endangering Human Rights

Author: Antoine Perret, European University Institute (Italy)

The use of Private Military and Security Companies…in the so-called War on Drugs has considerable implications for the application of international humanitarian law and raises concern about the respect for human rights under antidrug assistance...

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23 September 2013

Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements Frequently Asked Questions [USA & Myanmar]

Author: US Department of State

These FAQs are intended to provide guidance to individuals or corporations seeking to invest in Burma…The Department of State will use information collected to evaluate and better calibrate U.S. policy in light of increased economic engagement with...

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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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19 September 2013

Charity slams conduct code for private military and security companies

Author: War on Want

War on Want...branded as “a licence for abuse” a new voluntary code of conduct for private military and security companies launched...in Geneva. It warned that the code will be used by companies to legitimise the industry and by governments to...

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19 September 2013

ICoCA: Oversight Mechanism for Private Security Service Providers Begins Operations

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

19 September 2013, Geneva, Switzerland Representatives from 135 private security companies, governments and human rights organizations took part in a launch conference of the Association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security...

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10 September 2013
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Author: ATS & Newsnet

La Suisse va interdire aux entreprises privées d'offrir des services de mercenaires à l'étranger. Le Conseil national a adopté mardi cette nouvelle loi…La nouvelle réglementation s'appliquera aux entreprises qui fournissent des prestations de sécurité...

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1 September 2013

Extractive industries and the challenges of implementing Voluntary Principles in Weak Governance Zones

Author: Vigeo

In South Africa during August 2012, Lonmin...experienced violent clashes between security forces and employees resulting in an estimated 44 deaths (mostly employees) and over a month of disruption to operations…[I]n May 2013, citing the company’s poor...

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1 September 2013

UK National Action Plan Implementing UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

On 4 Sep 2013, the UK Govt. released its National Action Plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The action plan "embodies [the UK's] commitment to protect human rights by helping UK companies understand and manage...

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