What are Private Military & Security Companies?

What are Private Military & Security Companies?

Private contracting has massively expanded for the last two decades resulting in the privatization of war and security. With the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, the privatization phenomenon acquired unprecedented proportions turning the provision of security-related services into the most prosperous post-war business.
Hidden Business campaign. Stop security, military and armament relations between Spain and Israel

Hidden Business campaign. Stop security, military and armament relations between Spain and Israel

Negocis Ocults [Hidden Business] group launched, within the framework of the campaign 'No more complicity with Israel', a research to denounce the security, military and armament relations between Spain and Israel.
#StopG4S campaign. End G4S's complicity in Israel’s prison system

#StopG4S campaign. End G4S’s complicity in Israel’s prison system

The UK organization, War on Want, calls on G4S to end its cooperation in Israel’s prison system with the campaign End G4S's complicity in Israel's prison system (#StopG4S), following their Justice for Palestine projects, and very related with ControlPMSC campaign. Take action now using Twitter!
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

New 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. This protest should be non-stop with emphasis on the basis of the problem.
States face challenges in meeting their commitments to protect Human Rights in operations of PMSCs

States face challenges in meeting their commitments to protect Human Rights in operations of PMSCs

ControlPMSC will attend to The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law event to share the findings of the report, 'Montreux Five Years On'. Academics, activists, and experts in the private military and security industry will also convene on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at American University Washington College of Law.
Corporate private armies in Afghanistan post-2014

Corporate private armies in Afghanistan post-2014

In Afghanistan, there has been an unprecedented privatization of war and security. However, the instability and violence is prevailing in the country, promoting a business which will survive the withdrawal of foreign military forces planned for 2014.
Why a campaign to Control PMSCs?

Why a campaign to Control PMSCs?

One of the most prominent features of the evolution of private contracting is the massive expansion of the private military and security industry and the alarming increase of its use. Certainly, the last two decades have witnessed a strong shift towards the privatization of war and security.

NOVACT presents its last report on Private Military and Security Companies to the United Nations

"The Invisible Force" exposes a comparative analysis of three countries: Colombia, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
The Observatory on Private and Military Security Companies continues in Iraq

The Observatory on Private and Military Security Companies continues in Iraq

Between 25th and May 26th in Erbil (Iraq) it is being created, with the support of NOVACT, a team of researchers to monitor and analyze the human rights violations committed by PMSCs in the iraqi context.
PMSC & Human Rights seminar in Palestine

PMSC & Human Rights seminar in Palestine

On 14th and 15th December the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (Ramallah - al-Bireh, Nablus Street, behind the Palestinian Monetary Authority) will host a seminar on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) & Human Rights in the framework of the Human Rights Defenders in Action project.
The implications of privatizing national security

The implications of privatizing national security

ControlPMSC participates at the conferences on the implications of privatizing national security organized by Area of Public International Law at the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and the Barcelona International Institut Studies (IBEI).

ControlPMSC participates at the UN Working group to elaborate an international regulation for PMSCs

From 21st to 25th July, Coalition ControlPMSC participates at the third session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group to elaborate an international regulation on Private Military and Security Companies pointing out some considerations in the light of the research and projects carried out by members of the Coalition
Defense, Security and Occupation as a Business. Military, armaments and trade relations  between Spain and Israel

Defense, Security and Occupation as a Business. Military, armaments and trade relations between Spain and Israel

This report analyzes the security and defense trade relations between Spain and Israel. Then, the report approchaed the Spanish exports of defense material to Israel, its relevance, perticency and adequation to the law.

Montreux Five Years On

A report created by The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, with the collaboration of Control PMSC that assesses a number of participating States’ efforts to meet their commitments under the ‘Montreux Document’ and provides recommendations to ensure better oversight and accountability for PMSCs.
Corporate private armies in Afghanistan. Regulation of Private Military and Security Companies in a 'Territorial State'

Corporate private armies in Afghanistan. Regulation of Private Military and Security Companies in a ‘Territorial State’

An analysis based on a case study on the use and activities of PMSCs and focused on how territorial states where these companies operate, as Afghanistan, are responding to the challenge of the regulation and control of these armed groups.

Conference of the International Code of Conduct Association

The ICoC is the main self-regulation initiative for private military and security companies's activities (PMSCs), and the Association aim to function as its independent mechanism for governance and oversight.
Spain promotes adoption of a new law on private security

Spain promotes adoption of a new law on private security

The vast expansion of the private military and security industry at the international level has led to the growing acceptance and legitimacy of private security at the domestic level.

Iraq 10 years later of the occupation

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the occupation of Iraq NOVACT participates in the international conference on the privatization of war in Rome, spotlighting the campaign CONTROL PMSC and the researches on the subject.

Civil Society Statement on the Association of the International Code of Conduct for PSCs

The International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Service Providers could be a step towards increasing transparency and disclosure about the activities of the private security industry.