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Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Today at the United Nations in Geneva, the non-profit Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is launching the first global information hub on “Business, Conflict & Peace”...Chris Avery, Director of the Resource Centre, said: “We are giving...
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Author: Marco Sassòli, l’Université de Genève [Suisse]
En [Droit International Humanitaire], les employés des CMSP ne rentrent souvent pas dans la très restrictive définition des mercenaires. Ils ne sont en général pas non plus incorporés dans les forces armées d’une partie au conflit. Par conséquent, ils...
[PDF] Business in Armed Conflict Zones: How to Avoid Complicity and Comply with International Standards
Author: Salil Tripathi, policy director, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Businesses have operated in zones of conflict since time immemorial...Some businesses have played a direct role in conflict by providing the means with which wars are fought...The links can expose businesses to the risk of being deemed complicit in...
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Author: CNBC, Reuters & AP
Several major U.S. companies came to Haiti's aid on Wednesday, announcing plans to donate money and supplies following Tuesday's devastating…earthquake…Coca-Cola said it pledged a grant of $1 million to the American Red Cross, and it will also provide...
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Author: Jakob Kellenberger, president of the ICRC
[speech at the conference on the challenges for IHL posed by new threats, new actors and new means and methods of war, organized by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the ICRC]...[T]he existing principles of...
Author: Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian [UK]
The fast-expanding industry of private military companies…should be self-regulating, the government is to propose…in a long-awaited consultation paper expected to be released by the Foreign Office today. Ministers are understood to have concluded that...
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Author: Nils Rosemann, published by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
This study aims to illustrate patterns of behavioural rules derived from corporate obligations, and to deduce from these a draft Code of Conduct (CoC) for Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). The purpose of a Code of Conduct for [PMSCs] is...
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Author: International Committee of the Red Cross [Switzerland]
A meeting in the Swiss town of Montreux has reaffirmed States’ obligations regarding private military and security companies in war zones. Two key points of a document agreed by 17 nations are that delegating tasks to a contractor does not relieve a...
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