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.

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.

The privatization of security: Private Security Companies (PSC) and The Olympic Games

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) depends on a combination of police, military forces and private security companies for the tasks of security and access control in public areas.

Corporate Mercenaries report

For some companies, war means profit. PMSCs are making a killing out of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in conflicts around the globe. This report forms part of War on Want's (memeber of ControlPMSC campaign) to confront those companies which profit from war.

The Privatization of Warfare, Violence and Private Military and Security Companies

This research, carried out by the Novact, together with Jordi Palou-Loverdos and Leticia Armendáriz, is an important contribution to the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries’ task.