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5 February 2008

Human Rights First, “Private Security Contractors at War: Ending the Culture of Impunity”: company responses & non-responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In January 2008 Human Rights First published the report "Private Security Contractors at War: Ending the Culture of Impunity”...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited seven private security companies to respond...[As of 2 Feb 2008]:...

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30 January 2008

Response by Triple Canopy: "Private Security Contractors at War: Ending the Culture of Impunity", report by Human Rights First

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28 January 2008

Iraq contractors tap Latin America's needy

Author: Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times

..."I take pills to help me sleep," Gregorio Calixto says...In the United States, Calixto might be under treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in Iraq...Here [in Peru] he's an unemployed street vendor...struggling to recover...

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16 January 2008

Human Rights First report says failure to hold private security contractors accountable for abuses has created a “culture of impunity"

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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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9 January 2008
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9 January 2008
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Author: Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre la utilización de mercenarios

En 2007 el Grupo de Trabajo visitó el Perú, Fiji y Chile...El Grupo de Trabajo recibe cada vez más informaciones de gobiernos, ONG y particulares sobre situaciones en que intervienen...empresas militares y de seguridad privadas...En América Latina y en...

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8 January 2008

Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of people to self-determination [document A/HRC/7/7, click on "E"]

Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries

The Working Group visited Peru, Fiji and Chile during 2007...The Working Group has increasingly received information from Governments, NGOs and individuals concerning situations involving...private military and security companies...An emerging trend in...

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8 January 2008

UN working group on mercenaries concerned about insufficient oversight & regulation of private military & security firms

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8 October 2007

A Tougher Line on Government Contracting - Blackwater Fallout May Ripple Through Industry

Author: Zachary A. Goldfarb, Washington Post

Will Blackwater USA's travails spread to the two Northern Virginia companies who share a controversial $3.6 billion contract to provide security services in Iraq? Experts say DynCorp of Falls Church and Triple Canopy of Herndon have much to gain or...

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