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17 July 2019

Uganda: Govt. faults security companies for not training armed employees as cases of security guards killing civilians increase

Author: The Independent (Uganda)

"Private security companies not supervising guards-Police"...

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4 July 2019

Tanzania: RAID report claims Acacia's grievance mechanism "disempowers victims"; includes company's response & RAID's rejoinder

In a recent letter to Acacia's Board, RAID claims that rather than providing relief and compensation, the company's grievance process disempowers victims and subjects them to a humiliating process. It permits the company to act as investigator, judge...

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2 July 2019

So. Africa: Security industry regulator suspends Red Ants' business license over reports of human rights violations

Author: Ernest Mabuza, Sunday Times (South Africa)

‘Red Ants business licence suspended after Alexandra demolitions’ 2 July 2019...

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30 June 2019

Brecani Security did not respond

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28 June 2019

Call for submission by Govts. on elements for intl. regulatory framework on activities of private military & security companies (due 16 Aug 2019)

Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries

On 28 September 2017, the Human Rights Council in its resolution 36/11 decided to establish a new open-ended intergovernmental working group, for a period of three years, with a mandate to elaborate the content of an international regulatory framework,...

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24 June 2019

Advocacy groups suggest Zimbabwe diamonds classified as ‘conflict diamonds’ due to use of private security agencies to displace locals to pave way for mining

Author: New Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

‘Zim diamonds under spotlight’ 19 June 2019...

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20 June 2019

Peru: Reports about the Human Rights impact by companies from Chile, China and Spain that operate within the country

The Peru NGO Centro de Políticas Públicas y Derechos Humanos - Equidad (the Centre for Public Politics and Human Rights - Equity) presents four reports about the impact on Human Rights by companies that operate in Peru....

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17 June 2019

Zimbabwe: NGO urges govt. to regulate artisanal diamond mining to avoid killing of artisanal miners by security agents

Author: New Zimbabwe

‘Chiadzwa killings will not deter more invasions, says Maguwu’ 8 June 2019...

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27 May 2019
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Author: Aldem Bourscheit, Diálogo Chino (Brazil)

 “Acusadas de "anti-desenvolvimento", comunidades no Maranhão resistem a um porto chinês enquanto seus direitos são atropelados”, 20 de maio de 2019...

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17 May 2019
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Author: Shoshanna Solomon, Times of Israel

« Amnesty porte plainte contre la licence d’exportation du NSO Group », 14 mai 2019 ...

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