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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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Regulating private military companies by contract: Between anarchy and hierarchy?

[Translate] Regulating private military companies by contract: Between anarchy and hierarchy?

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The ICoCA Names New Executive Director

[Translate] The ICoCA Names New Executive Director Monday, 24 July 2017 GENEVA, Switzerland— Mr. Jamie Williamson named new Executive Director of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers’ Association The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers’ … Continue reading

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Annual Defense Bill Aims to Rein in Pentagon Outsourcing

[Translate] Annual Defense Bill Aims to Rein in Pentagon Outsourcing By Eric Katz Staff Correspondent, Government Executive Read bio 10:23 AM ET Supporters say measure would protect federal employees from seeing their jobs contracted out. Lawmakers are looking to reinstate a … Continue reading

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The Evolving Contingency Contracting Market: Private Sector Self regulation and United States Government Monitoring of Procurement of Stability Operations …

[Translate] The Evolving Contingency Contracting Market: Private Sector Self regulation and United States Government Monitoring of Procurement of Stability Operations Services

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