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Towards the use of the private military companies in the United Nations Peacekeeping operations

Towards the use of the private military companies in the United Nations Peacekeeping operations

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Introduction: The Use of Private Military and Security Companies by the United Nations

Introduction: The Use of Private Military and Security Companies by the United Nations

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Ukraine / Foreign armed actors: UN expert group urges accountability for human rights violations

Ukraine / Foreign armed actors: UN expert group urges accountability for human rights violations Russian | Ukrainian KYIV / GENEVA (22 March 2016) The United Nations Working Group on mercenaries called on the Government of Ukraine to ensure accountability for … Continue reading

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Ukraine: UN experts urge accountability for human rights violations by foreign fighters

Ukraine: UN experts urge accountability for human rights violations by foreign fighters Men from the village of Nikishine in Donetsk, Ukraine are covering the roof with UNHCR plastic sheet delivered by Czech NGO People in Need. Photo: Iva Zimova, People … Continue reading

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For a fistful of dollars: it is a fact that no one has been denying: the United Nations interacts with mercenaries, although they are carefully re-named “private military companies” so as not to upset diplomatic susceptibilities

For a fistful of dollars: it is a fact that no one has been denying: the United Nations interacts with mercenaries, although they are carefully re-named “private military companies” so as not to upset diplomatic susceptibilities Celhia de Lavarene New … Continue reading

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UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries on fact-finding visit to Ukraine

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries on fact-finding visit to Ukraine GENEVA (10 March 2016) – A delegation of the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries, composed of human rights experts Patricia Arias and  Saeed … Continue reading

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Multi-stakeholder self-regulation mechanisms for PMSCs – good enough for the United Nations?

Discussion Multi-stakeholder self-regulation mechanisms for PMSCs – good enough for the United Nations? Tina Linti— 30 December, 2015 Framing the issue Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) are not only hired by states, the UN makes use of PMSCs as … Continue reading

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Bolkovac: ‘UN tries to cover up peacekeeper sex abuse scandal’

Bosnia Bolkovac: ‘UN tries to cover up peacekeeper sex abuse scandal’ The UN have promised to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers in the CAR. Human rights investigator and whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac tried to investigate similar cases in Bosnia … Continue reading

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Contracting for Stability: The Potential Use of Private Military Contractors as a United Nations Rapid-Reaction Force

Contracting for Stability: The Potential Use of Private Military Contractors as a United Nations Rapid-Reaction Force 

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Contracting for Stability: The Potential Use of Private Military Contractors as a United Nations Rapid-Reaction Force

Contracting for Stability: The Potential Use of Private Military Contractors as a United Nations Rapid-Reaction Force

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