Daily Archives: September 26, 2012

White House to government contractors: Stop human trafficking

[Translate] White House to government contractors: Stop human trafficking By Eric Katz September 25, 2012 President Obama has issued an executive order to increase oversight that prevents human trafficking resulting from government contracts, the White House announced Tuesday. The policy … Continue reading

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Private Prisons Currently Exempt from Freedom of Information Act

[Translate] Christopher Petrella NationofChange / Op-Ed Published: Tuesday 25 September 2012 Spending millions each year to defeat the very legislation that would support the industry’s claims of superior public safety and savings demonstrates that the for-profit corrections system stands at … Continue reading

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Guardsman Wins Case Over Job Lost To Army

[Translate] Washington Post September 25, 2012 Pg. B4 Guardsman Wins Case Over Job Lost To Army Private-sector position ‘in-sourced’ by the military By Steve Vogel A National Guardsman who lost his job as civilian contractor when it was “in-sourced” by … Continue reading

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President’s Executive Order on Human Trafficking Puts Contractors on Notice

[Translate] For Immediate Release: Sept. 25, 2012 Contact: Scott Amey at scott@pogo.org and (202) 347-1122 or Joe Newman at jnewman@pogo.org and (202) 347-1122 President’s Executive Order on Human Trafficking Puts Contractors on Notice Statement of Scott Amey, General Counsel, Project … Continue reading

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They kill Africans, paid by Africans

[Translate] They kill Africans, paid by Africans By CIUGU MWAGIRU | Friday, September 21  2012 at  10:04 Less than a year after Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s fatal ouster, preparations are underway for the trial of his son, Saif al-Islam, even as … Continue reading

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The explosion of private militaries and mercenaries, post-Iraq

[Translate] The explosion of private militaries and mercenaries, post-Iraq by Faiza Patel 25 September 2012 It is time to seriously engage in the global effort to bring the rule of law to these new actors in the world’s conflicts, writes … Continue reading

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From Sandline to Saracen: Time to hold the private security industry to its human rights commitments

[Translate] From Sandline to Saracen: Time to hold the private security industry to its human rights commitments 25 September 2012 | by James Cockayne James Cockayne is an international lawyer based in New York. He was the lead author of … Continue reading

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