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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Human Rights Association of Andalusia (APDHA) has organized a seminar on "The privatization of war: private military companies and mercenaries." Under this initiative, several experts, researchers and journalists will be invited to focus the issue in many countries worldwide.