International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)

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30 April 2013
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Auteur: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to our fourth PMSC Bulletin. To assist those interested in private military & security companies (PMSCs) and their impacts on human rights, we publish this bulletin semi-annually to highlight key developments reported by NGOs, governments,...

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24 March 2012
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Auteur: Peter Jackson, BBC News

It was a family ransom which ultimately secured the release of Hertfordshire social worker Judith Tebbutt...With the UK government saying it refuses to talk to kidnappers, the door has opened for private security firms to fill the void in this troubled...

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8 February 2012
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Auteur: 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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Article
30 January 2012
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Auteur: David Isenberg in Huffington Post [USA]

[T]he latest issue of..."Journal of International Peace Operations," published by ISOA, a PMSC trade group, is devoted to the topic of "Women & International Security."…[T]he...release of...The Whistleblower, a fictionalized version of the...

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Article
24 January 2012
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Auteur: International Stability Operations Association [ISOA]

The [Intl. Code of Conduct] is an exemplary model for Private Security Provider standards. As the world's only standards based trade association of the stability operations industry since 2001, ISOA members are signatories to the ISOA Code of Conduct,...

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16 January 2012
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Article
1 July 2011
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Auteur: International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)

The International Stability Operations Association is currently accepting comments for the revision of its Code of Conduct. Comments will be accepted from individuals, non-profits, think tanks, universities, non-governmental organizations and private...

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1 January 2011
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Auteur: Åse Gilje Østensen, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

[M]ost analysts and commentators acknowledge that several members of the UN family contract PMSCs on a more or less regular basis. Similarly, the practice of UN humanitarian organisations buying services from PMSCs is also well known among observers.....

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Article
10 November 2010
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Auteur: International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)

The International Stability Operations Association (“ISOA”), a trade association that promotes high operational and ethical standards among its membership including more than twenty private security firms, today strongly endorsed the first-ever...

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10 November 2010
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Auteur: Melik Özden, CETIM's Human Rights Programme, Permanent representative to the U.N.

The aim of this Report is to analyse the problems posed by mercenarism. We also describe the measures already taken or proposed, in particular within the United Nations, to stamp out this phenomenon which has a detrimental impact on the enjoyment of...

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