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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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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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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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17 January 2013

[PDF] Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

Author: Triple Canopy

[scroll to page 27] On November 9, 2010, Triple Canopy became a founder signatory to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers...a unique, industry-specific code of conduct that resulted from an international initiative led by...

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20 December 2012

ASIS Standard for Private Security Service Providers Overseas Adopted by UK

Author: ASIS International

The ANSI standard, Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance...has been adopted for use in the United Kingdom...[T]he...standard establishes an auditable mechanism for Private Security Service...

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1 December 2012

[PDF] Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

Author: Academi

[scroll to page 10] ACADEMI is committed to providing high-quality services to its clients in a manner that complies with applicable national and international laws, and protects the safety, security, human rights, and fundamental freedoms of all...

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31 October 2012

[PDF] From armed privates to private armies: Regulating Private Military and Security Companies

Author: Allerhand Institute, Embassy of Switzerland, ICLHR Initiative

One of the first responses to calls for regulation came from the Swiss Government in the form of the Montreux Document and the 2010 voluntary Interna-tional Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers (ICoC). Are those documents an adequate answer...

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4 October 2012

[PDF] From armed privates to private armies: Regulating Private Military and Security Companies

Author: Allerhand Institute, Embassy of Switzerland, ICLHR Initiative

One of the first responses to calls for regulation came from the Swiss Government in the form of the Montreux Document and the 2010 voluntary International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers (ICoC). Are those documents an adequate answer...

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31 March 2012

[PDF] Public Consultation on the Independent Governance and Oversight Mechanism of the ICOC

Author: UN Working Group on business and human rights

The...Working Group on Business and Human Rights recognizes the efforts of the Government of Switzerland and other participants in the conception of an international code of conduct and a multi-stakeholders initiative on the issue of private security...

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27 February 2012

[PDF] Council conclusions on EU priorities at the UN Human Rights Council

Author: Council of the European Union

The Council adopted the following conclusions:...Ahead of the 19th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), the EU reaffirms its strong support to the Human Rights Council and welcomes the progress made in performing its mandate over the...

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