Category Archives: United Nations

Foreign fighters: UN expert group on mercenaries in fact-finding visit to Tunisia

Foreign fighters: UN expert group on mercenaries in fact-finding visit to Tunisia M2 Presswire 26 June 2015 GENEVA, Switzerland, African Press Organization (APO) — A delegation of the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries will visit Tunisia … Continue reading

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Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) in UN-led Peacekeeping Operations: The UN’s Role as an Employer and a Regulator

Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) in UN-led Peacekeeping Operations: The UN’s Role as an Employer and a Regulator

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G4S slammed for human rights abuses in Palestine

G4S slammed for human rights abuses in Palestine 03 June 2015 3 June 2015: For Immediate release  War on Want is protesting tomorrow at the G4S AGM [1] against their continued complicity in human rights violations across the world. In … Continue reading

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The Privatisation of Military and Security Functions and Human Rights: Comments on the UN Working Group’s Draft Convention

The Privatisation of Military and Security Functions and Human Rights: Comments on the UN Working Group’s Draft Convention

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Robust UN Peacekeeping and Private Military and Security Companies

Robust UN Peacekeeping and Private Military and Security Companies May 4th, 2015 By  Darja Schildknecht The United Nations, functioning as the world’s main keeper for international peace and security, deployed its first United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in 1948 to monitor … Continue reading

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The Legality of the Use of Private Military and Security Companies in un Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Operations

The Legality of the Use of Private Military and Security Companies in un Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Operations Author: Mohamad Ghazi Janaby1 Source: Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 147 – 187 Subjects: International Law … Continue reading

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Implementers or Governors?

Implementers or Governors? The Expanding Role for Private Military and Security Companies within the Peace Operations Network Author: Åse Gilje Østensen1 Source: International Community Law Review, Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 423 – 442 Subjects: International Law Publication Year : … Continue reading

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The Legal Status of Employees of Private Military/Security Companies Participating in UN Peacekeeping Operations

The Legal Status of Employees of Private Military/Security Companies Participating in UN Peacekeeping Operations Copyright (c) 2015 Northwestern University, School of LawNorthwestern University Journal of International Human Rights 13 Nw. U. J. Int’l Hum. Rts. 82 Author Mohamad Ghazi Janaby … Continue reading

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Kidnapped contractors freed in DR Congo

Congo | 28 April 2015 23:20 CET Kidnapped contractors freed in DR Congo By AFP A UN armoured vehicle on October 23, 2014 in Beni, DR Congo. By Alain Wandimoyi (AFP/File) Kinshasa (AFP) – Three subcontractors for the United Nations’ … Continue reading

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The Use of Private Force by the United Nations to Coercively Prevent or Halt Gross Violations of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Doctrine

The Use of Private Force by the United Nations to Coercively Prevent or Halt Gross Violations of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Doctrine Author: Morgan Riley1 Source: Global Responsibility to Protect, Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 215 – 232 Subjects: Human … Continue reading

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