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23 February 2017

Colombia: Institute for Human Rights and Business discusses challenges companies face in transitional justice & peace-building

Author: John Morrison, Institute for Human Rights and Business

“Colombia: A new social contract?”- 22 February, 2017...

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13 January 2017
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Author: NOVACT, International Institute for Nonviolent action

“La Fuerza Invisible en Colombia. Análisis del rol y el impacto de las Empresas Militares y de Seguridad Privada (EMSP) en los derechos humanos y en el proceso de construcción de paz en Colombia”...

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8 January 2017

Report on relationship between armed private security firms and violence in Latin American countries

Author: DCAF-UNLIREC

“Armed private security in Latin America and the Caribbean: Oversight and accountability in an evolving context”...

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24 November 2016
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Author: Servindi

…La Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE) denuncia las agresiones que vienen sufriendo comuneros de Nankints, en la Cordillera del Cóndor, por parte de las fuerzas armadas que están militarizando la zona. El martes 22 de...

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21 November 2016

Ex-child soldiers to sue Aegis Defence Services in UK for alleged failure to mitigate psychological harm they suffered when recruited as adult mercenaries in Iraq

Author: Alice Ross, Guardian (United Kingdom)

"Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq", 18 Nov 2016...

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7 November 2016

Peru: Following killing of protester against mining project, govt. & civil society examine contracts between mining firms & police; includes company statements

The investigations ordered by the Ministry of Interior on the causes for the killing of one protester at MMG’s Las Bambas mining project revealed irregular behaviour by the police.  Human Rights Defenders without Borders, a local NGO revealed private...

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8 July 2016

Palestinian family sues Exxelia Technologies in France for alleged complicity in war crimes

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9 June 2015

UK OECD Natl. Contact Point finds G4S in breach of human rights obligations over its involvement with Israeli abuses against Palestinians

In November 2013 Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights submitted a complaint to the UK OECD National Contact Point (NCP) which alleged the involvement of G4S in serious human rights abuses carried out by the Israeli Government against Palestinians.  In...

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21 June 2016

New edition of toolkit: “Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments”

Author: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) & Intl. Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

“Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments Toolkit- Third Edition (DCAF and ICRC, June 2016)” ...

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4 May 2016

Mining companies operating in conflict-affected areas cannot overlook their responsibilities to respect human rights, says lawyer

Author: Mark Camilleri, Tsamota

"Miners, guns and lawyers: Tracing corporate liability for breaches of human rights by mining companies in conflict-affected areas", Oct 2015...

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