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Privatization of peacekeeping: UN’s institutional capacity to control Private Military and Security Companies

Privatization of peacekeeping: UN’s institutional capacity to control Private Military and Security Companies Yigit, Huseyin URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/37747 Date: 2013-09 Abstract: Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) are perceived as a cost-effective alternative to the national troops contributed by member states … Continue reading

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A Brief Explanation of the Private Security Regulatory Initiatives — U.N. Inititatives

A Brief Explanation of the Private Security Regulatory Initiatives — U.N. Inititatives April 17, 2014 IRC Analysis Originally posted on Affiliate Dextra Fortis’ Blog. By: Dr. Ian Ralby. The United Nations has long had a somewhat complicated stance toward private … Continue reading

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Contracting Insecurity Private military and security companies and the future of the United Nations

[PDF] Contracting Insecurity Private military and security companies and the future of the United Nations Lou Pingeot, Global Policy Forum February 2014 [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Askar Security, Delta Protection & G4S to respond. Responses provided] The … Continue reading

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Dyncorp rolls out first 16 armoured personnel carriers for UN mission in Mali

Dyncorp rolls out first 16 armoured personnel carriers for UN mission in Mali Written by Oscar Nkala/Guy Martin, Monday, 31 March 2014 US defence services provider and equipment manufacturer Dyncorp International and its partner OTT Technologies Mozambique have rolled out … Continue reading

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Statement at the conclusion of the 21st session of the UN Working Group on the use of Mercenaries

Statement at the conclusion of the 21st session of the UN Working Group on the use of Mercenaries GENEVA (7 March 2014) The UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries today concluded its 21st session. It held an expert … Continue reading

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Mozambique: Tax Authority Threatens to Confiscate UN Armoured Cars

Mozambique: Tax Authority Threatens to Confiscate UN Armoured Cars 24 March 2014 Maputo — The chairperson of the Mozambican Tax Authority (AT), Rosario Fernandes, has claimed that the assembly and attempted export of armoured cars for the United Nations involved … Continue reading

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UN planning treaty to regulate private contractors, mercenaries

10 March, 19:27 UN planning treaty to regulate private contractors, mercenaries A guard from a private security contractor service walks by damaged vehicles close to the site of a car bomb explosion at the main checkpoint for vehicles to the … Continue reading

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In the Business of Peace: The Political Influence of Private Military and Security Companies on UN Peacekeeping

International Peacekeeping Volume 20, Issue 1, 2013   In the Business of Peace: The Political Influence of Private Military and Security Companies on UN Peacekeeping Åse Gilje østensen* pages 33-47 Published online: 11 Mar 2013 Abstract Private military and security … Continue reading

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Invitation: Panel event on the UN’s use of PMSCs (5 March 2014)

Dear All, The Working Group on the use of mercenaries is pleased to invite you to a panel event on the United Nations’ use of private military and security companies (PMSCs). The Working Group is mandated by the Human Rights … Continue reading

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Industry Talk: The UN Talks Shop About Their Use Of PMSC’s

Industry Talk: The UN Talks Shop About Their Use Of PMSC’s inShare1 Last year in July, I wrote about this debate that the UN was having about it’s use of PMSC’s, now and into the future. This is the final … Continue reading

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