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26 March 2005

[PDF] Kroll 'spurned offer to run Guantánamo prison'

Author: Mark Huband & Demetri Sevastopulo, Financial Times

The security company Kroll turned down an offer by US government officials to run the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a security industry official said. More than 500 terrorist suspects have been held without trial for up to three years at the...

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24 March 2005

The use of unlawful force against immigration detainees [UK]

Author: Campaign Against Racism Fascism (CARF), Stop Arbitrary Detentions at Yarl’s Wood (SADY), National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC)

We have documented 35 cases referred to four solicitors’ firms...regarding alleged assaults against immigration detainees during the removals process and/or while held in detention...34 per cent of allegations have been made against Group 4, now owned...

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24 March 2005

UK: Study into 35 allegations of abuse during deportation of asylum seekers says Global Solutions Ltd (GSL) involved in 30% of cases

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2 March 2005

Immigrant abuse claims examined [UK]

Author: BBC

The Home Office has asked to see BBC undercover evidence of alleged racism and violence by security staff at an asylum seeker detention centre. The evidence was gathered against Global Solutions Ltd staff at Oakington Immigration Reception Centre, near...

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25 February 2005

Privatization and Human Rights

Author: Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, Maastricht University [Netherlands]

The conference will consider privatization initiatives in sectors such as drinking water, health services, education, prisons and security services and their compatibility with international human rights standards.

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18 January 2005

Woman in detention alleges rape - Contract operator's employee is named [USA]

Author: Leslie Berestein, San Diego Union-Tribune [USA]

A female inmate at a Department of Homeland Security detention facility in Otay Mesa has filed a lawsuit against the company that operates it under contract, alleging that a correctional officer employed by the company raped her twice... She claims in...

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31 December 2004
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31 December 2004
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Author: Gilles Carbonnier, Conseiller économique et coordinateur des relations avec l’économie privée au Comité international de la Croix-Rouge, Revue Internationale de la Croix-Rouge

La privatisation de nombreuses activités considérées jusqu’alors du seul ressort des États suscite de vifs débats: privatisation de la guerre, compagnies militaires privées cotées en bourse, privatisation des services publics [fait référence à Freeport...

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31 December 2004

[PDF] Privatization, Outsourcing and Public-private Partnerships: Charity.com or Business.org? [English summary of article in French, see p.19]

Author: Gilles Carbonnier, Economic Adviser and Coordinator for Private Sector Relations with the International Committee of the Red Cross, International Review of the Red Cross No. 856

Today’s tendency to privatize or outsource many activities hitherto considered the exclusive preserve of the State has given rise to sharp debate. This phenomenon is of direct concern to humanitarian organizations...The author dwells in particular on...

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23 December 2004

conference: "Privatization and Human Rights"

Author: Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, Maastricht University [Netherlands]

[Conference to be held on 25 February 2005] The conference will consider privatization initiatives in sectors such as drinking water, health services, education, prisons and security services and their compatibility with international human rights...

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