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15 July 2019

Western and Chinese tech companies reportedly involved in development of surveillance technology

Author: Ryan Gallagher, Intercept

“How U.S. Tech giants are helping to build China’s surveillance state”, 11 July 2019...

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20 June 2019

Business, Human Rights & the Limits of Law

Author: Yousuf Aftab, Enodo Rights

If legal penalties are to flow from corporate human rights failures, business responsibility for human rights must be certain enough to be justiciable.

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11 May 2017

Nigeria: Workers in the oil industry embark on protest action against "anti-labour practices in Mobil" following the sacking of 83 employees

Author: Segun Adebowale, The Eagle Online (Nigeria)

"Anti-labour practices in Mobil: Workers to cut 660,000bpd oil production in Nigeria", 11 May 2017...

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2 August 2016

Commentary: Developing countries need to be involved more closely in intl. cooperation on tax issues

Author: Christian von Haldenwang, German Development Institute, on Tax Justice Network

"Guest blog: involve developing countries more in international tax co-operation", 19 Jul 2016...

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19 February 2014

The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Transcending the Alien Tort Statute

Author: James Stewart, University of British Columbia in New York University Journal of Intl. Law & Politics (USA)

In November 2013, Swiss authorities announced a criminal investigation into one of the world's largest gold refineries on the basis that the company committed a war crime. The Swiss investigation comes a matter of months after the US Supreme Court...

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20 September 2013

Founding Industry Members

Author: International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association (ICoCA)

Founding Industry Members ACADEMI, AEGIS, AGEMA Svcs., Al Hurea, Al Thuraya Consultancy, Edinburgh Intl., Edson Tiger, Ekpedefsi Epikinonia, KK Security, Kryptais Group Intl., Pheonix Maritime Protection, Pilgrims Group, Plexus Consultancy, Special...

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2 August 2013
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Author: Julie Lévesque, Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation

José L. Gómez del Prado, ancien président du Groupe de travail de l’ONU sur les mercenaires, explique comment les sociétés militaires et de sécurité privées ont créé le Code de conduite international des entreprises de sécurité privées, une association...

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1 August 2013

[video] Mercenary Association Seeking UN Contracts Despite Human Rights Violations

Author: Julie Lévesque, Global Research

Former Chairperson of the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries, José L. Gómez del Prado, explains how private military and security companies have created an association to counter the regulations called for by his working group. The...

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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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11 February 2013

Aegis Defence Services’ response re inadequate labour practices in US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Author: Aegis Defence Services

“The POGO report referenced refers to a contract undertaken by our US affiliate (Aegis Defense Services LLC) in Afghanistan. The terms of this contract...mean that the company is unable to make any public comment , but we draw your attention to the...

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