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Privatising Security Must not Lower Standards of Protection and Accountability – UN Rights Expert

Privatising Security Must not Lower Standards of Protection and Accountability – UN Rights Expert

  GENEVA  – OHCHR The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, today has called for greater scrutiny and accountability of the use of force by private security providers in law enforcement activities. “The unregulated or improper use of force by private security providers can severely jeopardize the protection of...
Iraq Borrows $ 2.7 Billion from the United States

Iraq Borrows $ 2.7 Billion from the United States

Source: Almaalomah The US embassy in Baghdad revealed that Iraq has borrowed $ 2.7 billion to finance the ammunition and maintenance of fighting aircrafts, tanks and other military equipment to use in the war against Daesh criminal gangs. According to a statement issued by the US Embassy and translated by “Almaalomah” Agency: “Baghdad have eight and a...
Back to Iraq: US Military Contractors Return In Droves

Back to Iraq: US Military Contractors Return In Droves

MARCUS WEISGERBER – Defense One Behind the president’s directive to ‘accelerate’ the counter-ISIS campaign came a surge in the number of contractors assisting in the campaign against ISIS. The number of private contractors working for the U.S. Defense Department in Iraq grew eight-fold over the past year, a rate that far outpaces the growing number...
Iraq Counts on Magic Wands to Stop ISIS

Iraq Counts on Magic Wands to Stop ISIS

Source: thedailybeast Despite warnings they didn’t work, Baghdad bought $85 million worth of gadgets that supposedly detect explosives. Today, two years after the British con man who sold them was jailed, Iraqi police are still waving them around. Last summer, in the days after the group now known as ISIS began its assault across Iraq, many...
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...