Daily Archives: May 1, 2015

Regulating private security sector in post conflict environments: why are we avoiding an elephant in the room?

[Translate] Regulating private security sector in post conflict environments: why are we avoiding an elephant in the room? Ranito, Jovana Jezdimirovic

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Absence of Justice: Private Military Contractors, Sexual Assault, and the US Government’s Policy of Indifference, The

[Translate] Absence of Justice: Private Military Contractors, Sexual Assault, and the US Government’s Policy of Indifference Snell, Angela U. Ill. L. Rev. (2011): 1125

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Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan as Third-Party Propagators: Categorizing the Participation of Private Security Companies

[Translate] Asad, A. L. (2012). “Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan as Third-Party Propagators: Categorizing the Participation of Private Security Companies.” Student Pulse, 4(08). Retrieved from http://www.studentpulse.com/a?id=685 Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan as Third-Party Propagators: Categorizing the Participation of Private Security … Continue reading

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Inherently Governmental Functions: A Bright Line Rule Obscured by the Fog of War

[Translate]  June 30, 2014 Inherently Governmental Functions: A Bright Line Rule Obscured by the Fog of War By Roberts, Jess B Proquest LLC “The ‘fog of war’ still requires a direct line of sight on contractors.”1 I. Introduction The concept … Continue reading

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Barko v. Halliburton: the next (and final?) chapter

[Translate] Barko v. Halliburton: the next (and final?) chapter Blog The Contractor’s Perspective Husch Blackwell LLP Kevin McCart USA January 6 2015 Author page » Despite getting a rare Writ of Mandamus from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals establishing … Continue reading

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Are State Department Contractors Shortchanging Whistleblowers?

[Translate] Are State Department Contractors Shortchanging Whistleblowers? By Charles S. Clark April 7, 2015 Lightspring / Shutterstock.com A review of 30 top State Department contractors found that they have ethics codes for employees that investigators worry “may have a chilling … Continue reading

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KBR Says $12.5M Suit Over Audit Is In Correct Venue

[Translate] KBR Says $12.5M Suit Over Audit Is In Correct Venue By Matt Chiappardi Law360, Wilmington (April 13, 2015, 7:40 PM ET) — Defense contractor Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. pushed back Monday against the U.S. government’s bid to … Continue reading

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G4S had recruitment ‘failings’

[Translate] G4S had recruitment ‘failings’ Date published: 08 April 2015 ArmorGroup, the security firm which hired Danny Fitzsimons who shot dead two colleagues, had “systemic failings” in its recruitment process, its former boss has told the inquest into Paul McGuigan’s … Continue reading

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G4S abuses in South African prison still ignored

[Translate] G4S abuses in South African prison still ignored Ruth Hopkins 1 May 2015 Investigations and reports into allegations of widespread human-rights violations at G4S-run Mangaung prison have stalled. Can anyone wrangle the private security behemoth? Wits Justice Project. All … Continue reading

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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 and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies

[Translate] 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 and oversight … Continue reading

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