hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:

US must rein in private security firms: UN experts

Author: AFP, Published on: 19 October 2010

A UN expert group on mercenaries on Tuesday urged the United States to exercise stronger official control over private security contractors in Afghanistan. The UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries welcomed a US Senate committee report this month which found that Washington had failed to manage those hired to provide security under contracts worth billions of dollars, with disastrous results. However, the chairman of the UN body, Alexander Nikitin, said..."[...]there should be stronger oversight of United States' private security contractors in Afghanistan and elsewhere"..."The matters discussed in the United States Senate report are too important to be left to self-regulation of companies"...

Read the full post here