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UN expert panel: Establish regulation for private military and security companies

[Translate] UN expert panel: Establish regulation for private military and security companies TIMOCI VULA Sunday, September 17, 2017 + Enlarge this image Head of the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries Gabor Rona. Picture: UN Multimedia Update: 12:56PM … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Letting mercenaries fight our wars undercuts the Constitution

[Translate] Letting mercenaries fight our wars undercuts the Constitution By Kimberly Wehle, opinion contributor – 09/02/17 03:00 PM EDT 150   © Getty Images The founder of the infamous Blackwater security contracting firm, Erik Prince, recently renewed his call for … Continue reading

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Accountability for Torturers: Breaking the Cycle of Impunity

[Translate] Curt Goering, Contributor Executive Director, The Center for Victims of Torture Accountability for Torturers: Breaking the Cycle of Impunity 08/29/2017 09:44 am ET The historic ACLU lawsuit brought against psychologists James Elmer Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, architects of … Continue reading

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The politics of international law: the life cycle of emerging norms on the use and regulation of private military and security companies

[Translate]   The politics of international law: the life cycle of emerging norms on the use and regulation of private military and security companies Kim Sorensen Pages 89-127 | Published online: 20 Jun 2017 ABSTRACT The burgeoning use of private … Continue reading

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The Domestic Terrorism Danger: Focus on Unauthorized Private Military Groups

[Translate] The Domestic Terrorism Danger: Focus on Unauthorized Private Military Groups By Philip Zelikow Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:30 AM Charlottesville, VA, August 12, 2017 (Photo: Rodney Dunning/Flickr) The Charlottesville tragedy came close to home for me because I teach … Continue reading

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