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


 

 


 

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5 September 2012

Response to Platform Article “Dirty Work”

Author: Erinys International

From October 2005 to February 2009 Erinys International Ltd, through its local operating company in Nigeria, provided consultancy support (not security personnel) for a number of corporate programmes undertaken by SPDC in the Niger Delta...The...

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Article
21 August 2012

[PDF] Dirty Work: Shell’s security spending in Nigeria and beyond

Author: Platform

This briefing presents an analysis of Shell’s global security expenditure between 2007 and 2009...By 2009, Shell’s total support for government forces in Nigeria reached an estimated $65 million. This is a staggering transfer of company funds and...

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Article
19 August 2012

Shell spending millions of dollars on security in Nigeria, leaked data shows

Author: Afua Hirsch and John Vidal, Guardian [UK]

Activists expressed concern that the escalating cost of Shell's security operation in the [Niger] delta was further destabilising the oil rich region and helping to fuel rampant corruption and criminality [including human rights abuses by soldiers and...

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Article
31 July 2012

[PDF] Sterling Corporate Services re allegations in Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group report

Author: Stephen Heifetz, Steptoe (Counsel to Sterling Corporate Services)

The report alleges numerous falsehoods with regard to Sterling Corporate Services (SCS)'s involvement in developing the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF), a counter-piracy project in the Puntland State of Somalia. Many Somalia Eritrea Monitoring...

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Company response
24 July 2012

G4S response to the Lou Pingeot report ‘Dangerous Partnership: Private Military Companies and the UN’

Author: G4S

Over the years we have been involved in custodial and immigration services, our training programmes have increasingly placed a large emphasis on de-escalation techniques and well-developed interpersonal skills: control and restraint techniques are...

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Company response
18 July 2012

DynCorp response to report raising human rights concerns over its operations

Author: DynCorp

From the first page, the so-called report’s very premise is flawed. DynCorp International it is not a security company – it provides sophisticated aviation, knowledge-transfer, logistics, humanitarian and operational solutions; security work makes up...

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Article
11 July 2012

UN criticized for growing use of private security firms

Author: Associated Press

[The Global Policy Forum] [a] non-profit organization that monitors the United Nations published a report...criticizing the UN's growing use of private military and security companies...The Global Policy Forum said the UN's increasing use of these...

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Company response
31 January 2012

DynCorp response to article raising concerns about sexual violence in private military & security companies

Author: DynCorp

In response, DynCorp sent the following statement:...when the Company reached out to the representatives for the filmmakers to gain more information about the movie, we were informed that the film, in the distributor’s words, ‘is a fictionalized,...

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Article
30 January 2012

PMC Sexual Violence: It's Still a Problem

Author: 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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12 October 2011

Swiss government proposes ban on mercenary firms

Author: Frederic Merat, Associated Press

Switzerland wants to banish mercenary firms and tighten the rules for private security companies based in the country in a bid to safeguard its tradition of neutrality, the government said...A draft bill submitted to parliament would ban Swiss-based...

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