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31 December 2004
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Auteur: Gilles Carbonnier, Economic Adviser and Coordinator for Private Sector Relations with the International Committee of the Red Cross, International Review of the Red Cross No. 856

Today’s tendency to privatize or outsource many activities hitherto considered the exclusive preserve of the State has given rise to sharp debate. This phenomenon is of direct concern to humanitarian organizations...The author dwells in particular on...

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23 December 2004
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Auteur: Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, Maastricht University [Netherlands]

[Conference to be held on 25 February 2005] The conference will consider privatization initiatives in sectors such as drinking water, health services, education, prisons and security services and their compatibility with international human rights...

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Article
1 December 2004
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Auteur: Nils Rosemann, in Nebula

...interrogations by private military and security corporations are just the tip of the iceberg...there are about 20,000 private security contractors in Iraq, including Americans, Iraqis and other foreigners. [refers to DynCorp (part of Computer...

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29 November 2004
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Auteur: Mary Gallagher, New Jersey Law Journal [USA]

Aliens claiming abuse by guards at a privatized immigration detention center in Elizabeth, N.J., can pursue human rights claims against the company that ran it [Correctional Services], a federal judge ruled on Nov. 10. [also refers to CACI, Titan]

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2 October 2004
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Auteur: Robert E. Boczkiewicz, NewsOK.com [USA]

A federal agency alleges that a former high-ranking employee of an Edmond company [Dominion Correctional Services] that operated a private prison in Colorado forced a female subordinate to engage in sexual activities with him...The company last summer...

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17 August 2004
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Auteur: Menno T. Kamminga, Professor of International Law, Maastricht University; Co-Director, Maastricht Centre for Human Rights

...These instances demonstrate that there are no reasons of principle why companies cannot have direct obligations under international law...[C]oncurrence of international obligations of states and of non-state actors is an inevitable result of the...

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3 July 2004
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Auteur: editorial, New York Times

The Supreme Court has upheld an important law [Alien Tort Claims Act] that offers victims of torture, genocide, slavery and war crimes worldwide a day in court...International businesses hate the law...The Bush administration agrees. But in its first...

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In August 2014 Reprieve submitted an OECD complaint against G4S to the UK OECD National Contact Point.  The complaint was lodged after G4S's US subsidiary signed a contract to provide "janitorial services" to Guantanamo Bay.  Reprieve alleged that by ...

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"Immigrant Mother: Time at Detention Center Depresses Kids", 14 Apr 2015...

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