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6 July 2015

Toolkit for addressing security & human rights challenges in complex environments

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

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have just published the second edition of the Addressing security and human rights challenges in complex environments Toolkit....

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1 July 2015

General Assembly of Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCA) approves Certification Procedure

Author: Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCA)

The General Assembly of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCA) has approved a Certification Procedure for its industry members with no dissenting votes.  The Certification Procedure represents a...

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1 July 2015

PMSC Bulletin Issue number 7 – 1 Jul 2015

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

PMSC Bulletin Issue number 7 – 1 Jul 2015: Private Military & Security Companies and their impacts on human rights: Recent developments...

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26 June 2015
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Author: Département fédéral de justice et police (Suisse)

« La fourniture de prestations de sécurité privées à l’étranger sera réglementée dès le 1er septembre 2015 », 25 juin 2015...

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25 June 2015

Swiss law banning private, military & security companies from engaging in combat operations abroad to go into force 1 Sep 2015

Author: Berne Declaration

Over the past years Switzerland has pushed for an international standard regarding PMSC activities in conflict areas (Montreux document, Int. Code of Conduct). In 2013 Switzerland decided to take regulatory measures to implement at the national level....

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24 June 2015

Despite Dodd-Frank Act, much remains to be done on conflict minerals reporting, says supply chain expert

Author: Hailey Lynne McKeefry, EBN (USA)

"Conflict Minerals: Still Early Days Despite Deadlines", 12 Jun 2015...

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22 June 2015

UN report finds $13 million illicit natural resource revenues flow back to armed groups in Dem. Rep. of Congo

Author: Carley Chavara, New Security Beat (USA)

"European Parliament Passes Conflict-Minerals Bill; UN Releases Report on Money Flows in DRC", 19 Jun 2015...

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15 June 2015

Kenya: Somali Citizens struggling for survival after govt. closed remittance firms over alleged terrorism links

Author: Hussein Farah, Horseed Media (Somalia)

"Somalia: Somali Citizens in Kenya struggling for survival after shut down of remittance firms"...

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3 June 2015

Apple & Intel praised by Enough Project for showing leadership on US conflict minerals reporting

Author: Enough Project

"U.S. Companies Hit 'Conflict Minerals' Deadline", 2 Jun 2015...

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20 May 2015

South Sudan: Fighting over control of oil fields escalates as rebels warn oil companies to shut operations to starve govt. of revenue

Author: Aggrey Mutambo, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"South Sudan rebels ask oil firms to leave"...

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