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17 July 2018

Survivors & families of victims of 2016 bomb attack on Canadian embassy in Kabul sue Govt. & security firm

Author: Murray Brewster, CBC News (Canada)

"Security firm named in lawsuit against Ottawa once accused of recruiting ex-child soldiers", 21 June 2018...

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10 October 2017

Africa: A study highlights challenges related to PMSCs operating in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal

Author: Alan Bryden (Ed.), DCAF, Geneva (Switzerland)

"The Privatisation of Security in Africa: Challenges and Lessons from Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal", 2016...

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10 October 2017
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Author: Alan Bryden, Directeur de publication, DCAF, Genève (Suisse)

"La privatisation de la sécurité en Afrique - Défis et enseignements de la Côted'Ivoire, du Mali et du Sénégal", 2016...

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15 September 2017

Third Plenary Meeting of Montreux Document Forum: New mapping & contract tool offer guidance re human rights & security services

With the creation of the Montreux Document Forum (MDF) in 2014, participants established a platform for tackling their challenges in implementing the Montreux Document. On 27 and 28 April 2017, States, international organisations, and civil society...

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21 June 2016

New edition of toolkit: “Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments”

Author: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) & Intl. Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

“Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments Toolkit- Third Edition (DCAF and ICRC, June 2016)” ...

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6 January 2016
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Author: Lumière, Synergie et Développement (LSD), le Centre pour le Contrôle Démocratique des Forces Armées de Genève (DCAF)

"Réglementation des entreprises de sécurité privées (ESP): augmenter et promouvoir l'engagement de la société civile. Atelier de travail avec les OSC Ouest africaines", 5 janvier 2016...

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20 October 2015

"Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies"

Author: Raymond Saner, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding

PMSCs have played an important role in war making and related security activities, and will most likely play an even larger role in the coming years. This Working Paper discusses the tensions between the PMSC industry, their client governments and...

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5 August 2015

Madagascar becomes 53rd state to support the Montreux Document on obligations of private military & security companies

Author: Intl. Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

A round table to present the Montreux Document to the Malagasy authorities was held on 18 June 2015 in the capital Antananarivo...The Montreux Document summarizes the international legal obligations applicable to private military and security...

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6 July 2015

Toolkit for addressing security & human rights challenges in complex environments

Author: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) & Intl. Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have just published the second edition of the Addressing security and human rights challenges in complex environments Toolkit....

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22 June 2015
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Author: Aly Sagne, Lumière, Synergie pour le Développement (Sénégal)

"Entreprises de Sécurité Privée en Afrique de l’Ouest – Lancement d’une étude de référence à Dakar", 17 juin 2015...

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