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15 April 2016

Palestinian campaign groups claim victory as G4S announces it is to sell off operations in Israel

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22 March 2016

USA: Palestinian-Americans file $34.5 billion lawsuit against alleged settlement supporters


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11 March 2016

G4S to sell off operations in Israel as BDS claims victory

Author: Jack Moore, Newsweek

G4S, the world’s largest security firm, is selling its entire business in Israel in a move that it said on Thursday was for “commercial reasons.” The global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has claimed that it was responsible for the...

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4 March 2016

USA: Student groups urge university endowments to divest from private prisons over abuse allegations, treatment of minorities

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23 February 2016

Amnesty Intl. report says UK's OECD National Contact Point is failing to hold companies to account over human rights abuses

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19 January 2016

There is hidden workforce of 116 million in global supply chains of fifty companies, says International Trade Union Confederation

Key findings from the report include:...

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8 January 2016

UK: Police investigate claims of violent abuse against children by G4S staff at young offenders centre

G4S has confirmed that 7 members of staff have been suspended following allegations concerning the use of unnecessary force against children in their care. G4S's public statement regarding the investigation is also below.

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6 January 2016
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Author: Lumière, Synergie et Développement (LSD), le Centre pour le Contrôle Démocratique des Forces Armées de Genève (DCAF)

"Réglementation des entreprises de sécurité privées (ESP): augmenter et promouvoir l'engagement de la société civile. Atelier de travail avec les OSC Ouest africaines", 5 janvier 2016...

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26 December 2015

UC system divests $30 million in prison holdings amid student pressure

Author: Jason Song, Los Angeles Times (USA)

The University of California system has sold about $30 million of its holdings in companies that operate private prisons after students voiced their opposition to such investments.  The move...came...as undergraduates throughout the nation have been...

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8 December 2015

G4S response

Author: G4S

We continue to work with the UNHCR in Jordan, and last month signed a new contract to provide Electronic Security Services, which we are currently installing. Outside of Jordan we have contracts with the UNHCR in a number of locations and we are proud...

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