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21 February 2019
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20 February 2019
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Author: Ana Paula Souza, Jeniffer Mendonça e Paloma Vasconcelos, Ponte Jornalismo (Brazil)

"Protestos contra morte de Pedro Gonzaga fecham Extra: 'vidas negras importam'-Manifestantes marcharam em frente a filiais da rede de supermercados de diversas cidades contra o genocídio da população negra; jovem foi morto por segurança no Rio", 17 de...

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18 February 2019

Australia: Questions abound over little-known security firm, Paladin's, bid for Manus Island detention centre contract

Author: Richard Baker, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Small security firm given less than a week to bid for huge Manus Island contract", 17 February 2019 The Home Affairs department gave little-known security contractor Paladin Group just six days to submit a bid for the initial $90 million contract to ...

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17 February 2019
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Author: Pasos de Animal Grande (Honduras)

“Honduras. Concesión minera otorgada por el gobierno agudiza la crisis en el Bajo Aguán”, 13 de febrero de 2019...

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12 February 2019

Canada: Standing Committee report on resource extraction in Latin America recommends Govt. focus development initiatives on root causes of human rights abuses

Author: Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, House of Commons

"Race to the top: Improving Canada's extractive sector corporate social responsibility strategy to safeguard human rights in Latin America," 31 Jan 2019...

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12 February 2019

UN Working Group on use of mercenaries calls for submissions on impacts of private military & security companies on gender (due 28 Feb) & links to extractives (due 15 Mar)

The two calls for contributions are available below in English, French and Spanish: PMSCs & gender (28 Feb) PMSCs & extractive industry (due 15 Mar)

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11 February 2019

Papua New Guinea: Human rights impact assessment of Liquefied Natural Gas project provides recommendations on gender, security & conflict

Author: Nora Götzmann, Danish Institute for Human Rights & Nicholas Bainton, Univ. of Queensland

"Papua LNG Human Rights Impact Assessment: Focus on Gender, Security and Conflict", January 2019 ...

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5 February 2019

Papua New Guinea: Report highlights abuses at Porgera gold mine; urges co. to address harm & strengthen remedy mechanism

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Pressure at PNG's Porgera mine to act on human rights redress", 6 February 2019...

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5 February 2019

Afghanistan: The disappearance of a private security firm after employee deaths highlights the unaccountable nature of the industry, investigation reports

Author: Abigail Fielding-Smith and Crofton Black, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Death and disappearance: Inside the world of privatised war, 29 Janurary, 2019...

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2 February 2019

Call for input: gender and private military and security companies

Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination

In one of its two thematic reports for 2019, the Working Group intends to focus on gender dimensions of the PMSC industry. The Working Group understands gender to refer to the socially constructed identities, attributes and roles of persons in relation...

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