Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

Trump’s Afghanistan strategy won’t end human rights violations among immigrant contractors

[Translate] LOYALTY FOR HIRE Trump’s Afghanistan strategy won’t end human rights violations among immigrant contractors “There are almost three private contractors for every one US soldier in Afghanistan.” (Reuters/Joshua Roberts) Share Written by Noah Coburn Political anthropologist, Bennington College August … Continue reading

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The Guards, Cooks, and Cleaners of the Afghan War: Migrant Contractors and the Cost of War

[Translate] The Guards, Cooks, and Cleaners of the Afghan War: Migrant Contractors and the Cost of War

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Insecure: How A Private Military Contractor’s Hiring Files Leaked

[Translate] Insecure: How A Private Military Contractor’s Hiring Files Leaked Updated on September 2, 2017 by Dan O’Sullivan Filed under: AWS, cloudleaks The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now disclose that a publicly accessible cloud-based data repository of resumes and … Continue reading

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United Nations Global Compact: GardaWorld International Protective Services Communication Progress

[Translate] United Nations Global Compact: GardaWorld International Protective Services Communication Progress    

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Launch of the Guidance Tool for Contracting Private Military and Security Services

[Translate] Launch of the Guidance Tool for Contracting Private Military and Security Services 28 Jul 2017 States, international organisations, humanitarian organisations and non-governmental organisations increasingly hire PMSCs to support their security, in particular in situations of armed conflict or post-conflict … Continue reading

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European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2017 on private security companies (2016/2238(INI))

[Translate] European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2017 on private security companies (2016/2238(INI))   Texts adopted  268k Tuesday, 4 July 2017 – Strasbourg Provisional edition Private Security Companies P8_TA-PROV(2017)0289 A8-0191/2017

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The Bush Torture Scandal Isn’t Over

[Translate] The Bush Torture Scandal Isn’t Over   The American Psychological Association grapples with who should take the blame for greenlighting enhanced interrogations. By Daniel Engber An Iraqi security officer stands guard at the Baghdad Central Prison in Abu Ghraib … Continue reading

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Normalising torture

[Translate] Normalising torture Victoria Brittain 5 September 2017 On impunity, and the erosion of ethics in International Human Rights Law – from Guantanamo to Yemen. Screen shot of Real News coverage of the Mitchell/Jessen confidential legal settlement. Ten years ago … Continue reading

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Private Security Outnumbers The Police In Most Countries Worldwide

[Translate] Aug 31, 2017 @ 09:05 AM 693 12 Stocks to Buy Now Private Security Outnumbers The Police In Most Countries Worldwide [Infographic] Niall McCarthy , Contributor Data journalist covering technological, societal and media topics Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors … Continue reading

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In the line of fire

[Translate] Oped In the line of fire Increasing costs may outweigh the opportunities for Nepalis in Afghanistan in the days ahead – Noah Coburn A large number of Nepali migrants have been working in the war-torn country of Afghanistan. Aug … Continue reading

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