Sandline International

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30 July 2013
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Author: José L. Gómez del Prado en El Ciudadano (Chile)

Con el fin de discutir la utilización de empresas militares y de seguridad privadas con uso de la fuerza armada para proteger al personal de las Naciones Unidas...así como la utilización...en las operaciones humanitarias y de mantenimiento de la paz,...

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5 March 2013

Time to Put Private Security Contractors Under the Gun

Author: Amol Mehra (International Corporate Accountability Roundtable) for Huffington Post [USA]

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Blue Mountain Group to respond. Blue Mountain Group said they have no comment; previous Aegis Defense Services response provided below] On the night of the attack [on US consulate in Benghazi, Libya...

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25 September 2012

From Sandline to Saracen: Time to hold the private security industry to its human rights commitments

Author: James Cockayne, Institute for Human Rights and Business

In July 2012 a UN Monitoring Group alleged that [a] private military and security company...Saracen International, closely linked to Sterling Corporate Services...may have spent much of the last two years involved in activities that breach UN...

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12 September 2012
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Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

…[Hace] casi 40 años y en vista de las conductas contrarias a los derechos humanos de muchas empresas transnacionales y de la insuficiencia del marco jurídico nacional…se intentó…[uno] internacional para contenerlas…En el Informe de la Secretaría...

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13 July 2012

UN Monitoring Group on Somalia & Eritrea raises human rights concerns about Sterling Corporate Services operations in Somalia

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1 January 2011

[PDF] UN Use of Private Military and Security Companies: Practices and Policies

Author: Åse Gilje Østensen, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

[M]ost analysts and commentators acknowledge that several members of the UN family contract PMSCs on a more or less regular basis. Similarly, the practice of UN humanitarian organisations buying services from PMSCs is also well known among observers.....

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10 November 2010

[PDF] MERCENARIES, MERCENARISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Author: Melik Özden, CETIM's Human Rights Programme, Permanent representative to the U.N.

The aim of this Report is to analyse the problems posed by mercenarism. We also describe the measures already taken or proposed, in particular within the United Nations, to stamp out this phenomenon which has a detrimental impact on the enjoyment of...

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24 April 2009

Foreign Office to propose self-regulation for private military firms [UK]

Author: Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian [UK]

The fast-expanding industry of private military companies…should be self-regulating, the government is to propose…in a long-awaited consultation paper expected to be released by the Foreign Office today. Ministers are understood to have concluded that...

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24 April 2009

UK Govt. launches public consultation on private military companies - proposes industry self-regulation based on code of conduct

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10 February 2009

RIGHTS: Violations Privatised Away

Author: David Cronin, IPS

Though the U.S. has made the most extensive use of [security firms]...it is in Europe where they originated...Four decades later, the European Union is being urged to introduce regulations so that better oversight of private security firms can be...

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