Private military & security companies

See also:

- Bulletin on private military & security companies and their impacts on human rights - recent developments

- Montreux document on Private Military and Security Companies

- International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

- UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries


 

 


 

- Sterling Corporate Services response

 

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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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29 April 2015

4th session of Intergovernmental working group to consider possibility of elaborating intl. regulatory framework on private military & security companies

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21 April 2015

20 South African businesses join G4S boycott

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20 April 2015

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries for the 4th session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group

Author: Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries for the 4th session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring...

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14 April 2015

4 ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to long prison terms by US court over 2007 killings of Iraqi civilians

Author: Matt Apuzzo, New York Times

One by one, four former Blackwater security contractors wearing blue jumpsuits and leg irons stood before a federal judge on Monday and spoke publicly for the first time since a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq. The men had been among several private...

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16 January 2015

Honduras: Concerns rapid increase in private security companies could lead to security problems

Author: teleSUR (Venezuela)

"3 Times As Many Honduran Private Security Agents as Police", 7 January 2015...

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7 October 2014
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7 October 2014

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3 October 2014

Deploying private security companies could make starting wars easier, warns Manchester Univ. study

Author: Jack Howson, Mancunian Matters (UK)

Countries could soon use private security companies to make it easier to go to war and make them last longer, claims new research by the University of Manchester...Since the end of the Cold War, the private military industry has grown rapidly...in...

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