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1 November 2013

[PDF] Briefing note - Africa Oil Week 2013: Oil & gas industry must improve its respect for human rights

Author: Aliou Diouf, Joseph Kibugu, Nokukhanya Mncwabe, Julia Mello Neiva, Gregory Regaignon - Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The oil & gas industry has a vital role to play in Africa’s development. But too often exploration and extraction are linked to human rights abuses against local residents, oil & gas revenues prop up repressive governments, and the promise of...

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20 September 2013

Founding Industry Members

Author: International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association (ICoCA)

Founding Industry Members ACADEMI, AEGIS, AGEMA Svcs., Al Hurea, Al Thuraya Consultancy, Edinburgh Intl., Edson Tiger, Ekpedefsi Epikinonia, KK Security, Kryptais Group Intl., Pheonix Maritime Protection, Pilgrims Group, Plexus Consultancy, Special...

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23 April 2013

Globetrotting employees need protection

Author: Rodd Zolkos, Business Insurance

[O]rganizations with employees traveling around the world are advised to assess the risks and take steps to address them before those employees set off, experts said...at the Risk & Insurance Management Society...annual conference...Most emergency...

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12 March 2013
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Author: Christophe Le Bec, Jeune Afrique [France]

Avec le Printemps arabe, la piraterie et le terrorisme, les entreprises qui conseillent et protègent les intérêts des entreprises en Afrique ont le vent en poupe…[L]es dernières crises leur ouvrent de nouveaux marchés...« En Libye…[t]ous les secteurs...

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5 September 2012

Control Risks response

Author: Control Risks

As a global risk management consultancy, Control Risks works with international organisations, governments and NGOs in many complex and challenging environments and, as such, we are very aware both of the importance of the oil and gas sector and of...

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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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19 August 2012

Nigeria: Activists concerned that Shell's increased security spending in Delta region fuels human rights abuses; Shell responds

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24 March 2012

The UK firms who tackle Somali pirates

Author: Peter Jackson, BBC News

It was a family ransom which ultimately secured the release of Hertfordshire social worker Judith Tebbutt...With the UK government saying it refuses to talk to kidnappers, the door has opened for private security firms to fill the void in this...

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9 December 2011

Security firms hustle in lawless Libya

Author: UPI

As rival militias in postwar Libya wage turf wars in Tripoli and the interim government struggles to form a national army, Western mercenaries are moving in to fill the security vacuum in the oil-rich North African state...The main focus of the...

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1 January 2011
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Author: Marie-Eve Lapointe, Revue québécoise de droit international

La multiplication des entreprises militaires et de sécurité privées ainsi que leur implication croissante au sein des conflits armés soulèvent de nombreuses interrogations…[N]ous tenterons de démontrer que la logique commerciale qui prévaut...

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