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U.S. Court Reinstate a Lawsuit Accusing Company Contracting with the Pentagon to Torture in Iraq!

U.S. Court Reinstate a Lawsuit Accusing Company Contracting with the Pentagon to Torture in Iraq!

BAGHDAD / YNews After a decade on Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq, a U.S. appeals court reinstated a lawsuit accusing the employees of a contractor company with the defense affairs of torturing detainees at the prison. The company “CACI” based in Arlington (Virginia) is accused of abusing and torturing Iraqi detainees at the prison...
Ghosts of Baghdad

Ghosts of Baghdad

America’s Army of Contractors Hasn’t Gone Anywhere. They Just Work for The Iraqi Government Dan Lamothe: January 23, 2014, ForeignPolicy.com The Pentagon says the last of its defense contractors left Iraq in December, just weeks before portions of the increasingly violent country were conquered al-Qaeda. There’s a catch, however: While the number of Iraq contractors on U.S....
Basra invites British back for security role

Basra invites British back for security role

03 Jan 2014 – The Telegraph   Six years after the last British troops left amid a barrage of bombs and mortars, the Iraqi city of Basra is to re-enlist UK military expertise to oversee its security again Anxious to rid itself of the lawlessness that still plagues Iraq’s southern capital, Basra’s governor has hired a...
The Military and Security Company "G4S" should leave Basra, Iraqi working sites should be protected by responsible and accountable public security

The Military and Security Company “G4S” should leave Basra, Iraqi working sites should be protected by responsible and accountable public security

 It should not be a passing accident the protest by a group of Iraqi workers against the actions of the British security company member “G4S”, this protest should be non-stop with emphasis on the basis of the problem, which has moved the Iraqi’s emotions in general for a long time which is the presence of...
Iraq's Oil Police

Iraq’s Oil Police

MONDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2013 NICOLAI DUE-GUNDERSEN It has been a decade since the United States (US) led the invasion of Iraq. Subsequent years of war and conflict have left Baghdad one of the most dangerous places on Earth. Nonetheless, Iraqi oil is still a very profitable business. Iraq has the world’s fifth largest proven reserves...

Press Release: International Coalition and the Drafting Process of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC)

The Drafting process of the International Code of Conduct From February 19th to 22nd 2013, National Governments, Private Military & Security Companies and Civil Society Organizations will meet in Montreux (Switzerland) to advance the drafting of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Providers’ document. The International Coalition to Control PMSC will participate...
Civil Society Statement on the Articles of Association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

Civil Society Statement on the Articles of Association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

Civil Society Statement on the Articles of Association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers From February 19th to 22nd 2013, National Governments, Private Military & Security Companies and Civil Society Organizations will meet in Montreux (Switzerland) to advance the drafting of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security...
Private war is still ongoing in Iraq!

Private war is still ongoing in Iraq!

It’s not the first time that a convoy of armed persons working for Private Security Companies (PMSCs) is attacked in the streets of Baghdad , but this time it looks like that we are talking about a turn in the story of the “Private War” in Iraq .  The Private War that was brought by...
Control Private Military and Security Companies

Control Private Military and Security Companies

Control Private Military and Security Companies A New Global Civil Society Campaign PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 29/08/2012 Statement about the contribution of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative to the second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight...

Regulation and control of private military and security companies

ICSSI is supporting a new campaign, for the regulation and control of private military contractors, who are responsible for terrible human rights violations in Iraq and elsewhere. This week, members of the ICSSI are taking a lead in bringing a declaration in support of an international convention on the Regulation, Surveillance and Monitoring of private...
What Justice for Iraqi Victims of Private Military and Security Companies?

What Justice for Iraqi Victims of Private Military and Security Companies?

The ICSSI Takes Action! The last ten years have seen a dramatic increase in the use of private military and security companies [PMSCs] in places of armed conflict, especially by the United States and the United Kingdom.  These private companies have been implicated in illegal use of force, the killing of civilians, torture, sexual assault,...