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Artículo
17 January 2017
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Autor(a): Matt Lakin, Knoxville News Sentinel (USA)

Attorneys for two former Blackwater Worldwide security guards from East Tennessee convicted of killing Iraqi civilians made the case Tuesday before a federal appeals court for their freedom...Court filings show the appeal argues at least one key trial...

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20 June 2016
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3 February 2016
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Autor(a): Eric Tucker, Associated Press (USA)

“4 ex-Blackwater contractors appeal convictions in shootings”, 1 Feb 2016...

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Artículo
1 July 2015
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Autor(a): Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

PMSC Bulletin Issue number 7 – 1 Jul 2015: Private Military & Security Companies and their impacts on human rights: Recent developments...

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23 April 2015
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Autor(a): Kendyl Salcito & Mark Wielga, NomoGaia, on Justmeans

"What Blackwater, Oklahoma, and the Extractive Sector Have in Common: U.S. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights", 20 Apr 2015...

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Historia
14 April 2015
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On 13 April 2015 the guards were sentanced.  One was given a life sentence and the remaining three were given 30-year sentances each.

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Artículo
9 January 2015
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Autor(a): Economist

As Sean McFate shows in a fascinating and disturbing book, “The Modern Mercenary”, the provision of private armies to the world’s conflict zones has boomed in the past 25 years. The market for these firms could evolve from a monopsony, in which the...

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Artículo
14 November 2014

Comentario: Las empresas privadas militares pueden ser responsables de abusos de derechos humanos, como en el caso Blackwater

Autor(a): Carlos Miguélez Monroy, Centro de Colaboraciones Solidarias (España)

“Freno a la privatización de los conflictos armados” – 14 de noviembre de 2014...

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Artículo
28 October 2014
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Autor(a): AFP & Le Monde (France)

« Des ex-mercenaires de Blackwater reconnus coupables du meurtre d'Irakiens », 22 octobre 2014...

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22 October 2014
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Autor(a): Zoe Tillman, Legal Times

Former Blackwater security guards convicted Wednesday of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians will challenge the verdict, according to defense lawyers...David Schertler of Washington’s Schertler & Onorato, said the defense would fight the verdict “every...

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