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Comoros must address past mercenaries’ impact on present human rights situation – UN experts

Comoros must address past mercenaries’ impact on present human rights situation – UN experts African Press Organization 16 May 2014 06:41 GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ending a nine-day official visit to Comoros today, the Working … Continue reading

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UN requests info on UAVs for Mali mission

UN requests info on UAVs for Mali mission Jeremy Binnie, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 13 May 2014 Despite an early setback in January, when one had an accident, the Falcos deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo have … Continue reading

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UN expert group on mercenaries to visit Comoros

UN expert group on mercenaries to visit Comoros Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 1:12 pm Press Release: OHCHR UN expert group on mercenaries to launch first official visit to Comoros Geneva, 5 May 2014 – The United Nations Working Group* on … Continue reading

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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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