Private Security Companies in the OPT [Occupied Palestinian Territories]: An International Humanitarian Law Perspective

Author: Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Published on: 1 March 2008

[T]his paper focuses on providing humanitarian practitioners with a clear understanding of the legal framework available for protecting civilians in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as the legal regime applicable to key players in the conflict…News reports and dispatches from NGOs have drawn attention to several incidents in recent years involving the alleged use of force by PSCs against Palestinian civilians…A Hashmira [part of G4S] newsletter claimed: "Suddenly, without any advance warning, [our security guards] were required to carry out missions similar to those usually performed by the police and the border police…” [also refers to Group 4 Falck]

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Related companies: G4S Hashmira (part of G4S)