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UN Working Group on mercenaries says US must ensure private contractors do not abuse human rights

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Author: Agence France-Presse

Des experts de l'ONU estiment que l'utilisation d'agents de sécurité privés en Irak ou en Afghanistan par le gouvernement américain pose «encore problème», au cours d'une conférence de presse à Washington... «Malgré la réglementation qui a été mise en place, il y a encore des problèmes qui méritent davantage d'éclaircissement»...[a dit Shaista Shameem, rapporteuse d'un groupe de cinq experts indépendants], citant le recours à des agents privés dans des vols que la CIA affrétait pour transporter des détenus vers des prisons secrètes... [fait référence à Blackwater (maintenant Xe)]

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3 August 2009

US must ensure that private contractors do not infringe rights – UN experts

Author: UN News Centre

A group of United Nations independent experts on mercenaries today voiced concern over the limited scrutiny of private security contractors by the United States Government, calling on greater transparency to prevent impunity for human rights violations...In spite of mechanisms created by US authorities to better monitor private military and security companies (PMSCs), “there is very little information accessible to the public on the scope and type of contracts,” they noted.

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