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12 March 2013
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Author: Christophe Le Bec, Jeune Afrique [France]

Avec le Printemps arabe, la piraterie et le terrorisme, les entreprises qui conseillent et protègent les intérêts des entreprises en Afrique ont le vent en poupe…[L]es dernières crises leur ouvrent de nouveaux marchés...« En Libye…[t]ous les secteurs...

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8 March 2013
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Author: Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l'Homme

Plusieurs interventions dans le cadre du débat général sur la promotion et la protection de tous les droits de l'homme ont porté sur le rapport du Groupe de travail intergouvernemental, des délégations s'exprimant en faveur de l'élaboration d'un...

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5 March 2013

The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)

Author: Jose Luis Gomez del Prado, for Global Research

The new security industry of private companies moves large quantities of weapons and military equipment. It provides services for military operations recruiting former militaries as civilians to carry out passive or defensive security. However, these...

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Article
24 February 2013

Montreux Plus Five: Assessing the Current Status of the Development and Implementation of International Standards for the Private Military and Security Industry [USA]

Author: American University Washington College of Law

Since 2008, 43 states have expressed their support for the Montreux Document on Pertinent Legal Obligations and Best Practices for States Related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies during Armed Conflict. This conference will...

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Article
22 February 2013

International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers – consensus on oversight mechanism

Author: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs [Switzerland]

Agreement has been reached on the Charter for the Oversight Mechanism of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC). A large group of representatives from signatory companies, civil society and governments were...

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19 February 2013

Montreux Plus Five: Assessing the Current Status of the Development and Implementation of International Standards for the Private Military and Security Industry

Author: American University Washington College of Law

Since 2008, 43 states have expressed their support for the Montreux Document on Pertinent Legal Obligations and Best Practices for States Related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies during Armed Conflict. This conference will...

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Article
18 February 2013

A Global Compact for Mercenaries?

Author: Mark Taylor, The Laws of Rule

Much of the...Articles of Association [of the Oversight Mechanism of the Intl Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers]...has been agreed. But the areas of disagreement in the latest draft betray real nervousness among the stakeholders...

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18 February 2013

Switzerland Checks Mercenaries, Partially

Author: Ray Smith, Inter Press Service (IPS)

Swiss Justice Minster...announced a national “ban on mercenary companies”...She said Switzerland would no longer serve as a base for activities that violate human rights. But what was announced as a ‘ban’ turned out to be an ineffectual regulation....

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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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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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