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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.
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.

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.

Seminar in Andalusia about the privatization of war

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.

Working to regulate Private Military and Security Companies in Iraq

During three days in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, on October 20-22, more than 200 activist, trade unionists and human rights defenders met to discuss about a democratic future for Iraq. The reason was the II Nonviolence Forum, organized by the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI).
Private war is still ongoing in Iraq!

Private war is still ongoing in Iraq!

Today, the 4th of October 2012, a car bombing happened in al-Mansur neighborhood- west Baghdad. The Private War that was brought by the American and British, during and after the invasion in 2003, is not over yet!

Conclusions of the Geneva 2012 UN discussion on the regulation of Private Military & Security Companies

The International Coalition for the Control of PMSC, through their member “International organization for the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination”, participated and played an active role during the event.

Updates on the discussions on the regulation of PMSCs at the United Nations Office at Geneva

Above all, it has emerged the need to elaborate common and effective mechanisms of oversight and control of PMSCs. The international coalition for the control of PMSCs has been there and has taken in each topic’s discussion explaining and presenting our position, findings and recommendations.