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Special Operations Consulting-Security Management Group (SOC-SMG)

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1 November 2010

International Code of Conduct

Author: SOC

In 2010, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces led the drafting process of the International Code of...

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27 February 2008
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27 February 2008

[DOC] Aegis statement regarding "Trophy video"

Author: Aegis

The alleged incident refers to a homemade, compilation video posted on the internet in October 2005 by a former, disgruntled contractor in a malicious attempt to discredit Aegis. The compilation video and the different incidents it portrayed were...

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16 January 2008

[PDF] full report: "Private Security Contractors at War: Ending the Culture of Impunity"

Author: Human Rights First

This report examines the dramatically expanded role of private security contractors (PSCs) in Iraq and Afghanistan. It describes the failure of the U.S. government to effectively control their actions, and in particular the inability or unwillingness...

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8 January 2008

Private security contractors look to Africa for recruits

Author: Stephanie Hanes, Christian Science Monitor

...Over the past few years, in Namibia and Uganda, Mozambique, and Burundi, and scores of other impoverished, war-torn countries, American private security companies have increased efforts to hire former fighters for work in Iraq, Afghanistan, and...

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3 June 2007

British security companies operating in Iraq - concerns about accountability

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