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Company non-response
6 November 2017

AeroVironment did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited AeroVironment to respond to human rights concerns regarding its participation in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference. AeroVironment did not respond. 

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Company non-response
6 November 2017

BAE Systems did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited BAE Systems to respond to human rights concerns regarding its participation in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference. BAE Systems did not respond.

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Company non-response
6 November 2017

Bell Helicopter did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Bell Helicopter to respond to human rights concerns regarding its participation in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference. Bell Helicopter did not respond. 

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Company non-response
6 November 2017

Lockheed Martin did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Lockheed Martin to respond to human rights concerns regarding its participation in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference. Lockheed Martin did not respond. 

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6 November 2017

NGOs urge arms companies to boycott Bahrain defence conference over human rights concerns

In October 2017, rights groups called on AeroVironment, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter, and Lockheed Martin to withdraw their participation from the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC). Military equipment sold to Bahrain at...

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10 October 2017

Africa: A study highlights challenges related to PMSCs operating in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal

Author: Alan Bryden (Ed.), DCAF, Geneva (Switzerland)

"The Privatisation of Security in Africa: Challenges and Lessons from Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal", 2016...

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10 October 2017
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Author: Alan Bryden, Directeur de publication, DCAF, Genève (Suisse)

"La privatisation de la sécurité en Afrique - Défis et enseignements de la Côted'Ivoire, du Mali et du Sénégal", 2016...

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Article
19 September 2017

NGOs comment on new report of intergovernmental Working Group on private military & security companies

Author: Intl. Commission of Jurists

“UN Statement: Private Military Security Companies”...

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Story
12 September 2017

OPT: French civil society groups call on AXA to end alleged complicity in human rights abuse through its investments in Israeli banks & weapons manufacturer

AXA’s investments in three Israeli banks and a weapons manufacturer have been linked to human rights abuses and contraventions of international law. The three Israeli banks: Hapoalim, Leumi, and Mizrahi Tefahot, reportedly provide special loans for...

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3 May 2017

EU: MEPs call for rules on human rights obligations of private security companies

Author: European Parliament

Private security companies must respect minimum requirements on accountability, the screening of staff and reporting on misconduct [...] said committee MEPs on Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Committee and Defence Sub-Committee MEPs advocate EU-wide rules on...

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