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Academi (formerly Blackwater)

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Historia
23 October 2007
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On 16 September 2007, a group of Blackwater personnel providing security for a US State Department convoy in Baghdad were involved in a shooting incident in which shots were fired at civilians.  As many as 17 Iraqis were killed, and over 10 injured.  ...

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Artículo
1 January 2011
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Autor(a): Marie-Eve Lapointe, Revue québécoise de droit international

La multiplication des entreprises militaires et de sécurité privées ainsi que leur implication croissante au sein des conflits armés soulèvent de nombreuses interrogations…[N]ous tenterons de démontrer que la logique commerciale qui prévaut...

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Artículo
6 January 2012
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Autor(a): Terry Baynes, Reuters

A wrongful death lawsuit linked to a defining moment of the Iraq war has ended with the company formerly known as Blackwater [now Academi] agreeing to settle with the families of four security contractors killed in a gruesome 2004 ambush...The lawsuit...

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Artículo
7 January 2012
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Autor(a): Associated Press

The new owners of the security company formerly known as Blackwater…settled a lawsuit brought by some of the survivors and estates of Iraqis killed during an infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad. The settlement closes the last lawsuit against the company...

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Artículo
8 February 2012
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Autor(a): AFP

Iraq deeply mistrusts private security companies and wants to limit their operations here, officials say, while the contractors themselves have faced bureaucratic delays and detentions. This mistrust stems from perceived arrogant behaviour by employees...

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Artículo
15 February 2012
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Autor(a): Olivier Fourt, Radio France Internationale (RFI)

«[U]n code de bonne conduite », non contraignant…a été adopté par certaines compagnies. Dans un environnement très anglo-saxon, où les géants sont nord-américains ou britanniques (G4S, Triskel, Vanguard) la France réfléchit à une loi pour encadrer l...

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Artículo
21 February 2012
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Autor(a): Andrew Erickson, Gabe Collins, The Diplomat [Japan]

A security vacuum is developing around Chinese workers overseas...with at least 847,000 Chinese citizen workers and 16,000 companies scattered around the globe, some of them in active conflict zones...Shandong Huawei and other emerging Chinese security...

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Artículo
26 February 2012
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Autor(a): Pierre Tran, Defense News

A bipartisan French parliamentary report is calling for recognition and regulation of private military companies, hoping to reverse the strong climate of rejection regarding security contractors. The report...points up the growth of business in private...

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Artículo
28 February 2012
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Autor(a): War on Want

War on Want...launched its campaign for tougher legal regulation of Private Military & Security Companies, criticising current attempts at regulation for showing 'no real determination to deter or punish human rights violations'...While the UK...

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Artículo
26 March 2012
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Autor(a): UPI

With U.S. forces gone from Iraq, Baghdad has banned foreign security contractors, long abhorred by Iraqis, from the 12 major oil fields being developed by international companies, mainly in the south. But the government may find that hard to enforce.....

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