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19.01.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to UN Rule of Law debate

Responding to the United Nations Security Council all-day debate on the Rule of Law Among Nations, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: United Nations Secretary...

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19.12.2022 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to reports of Burkina Faso mercenary hires

Responding to claims that Russian mercenaries have been contracted in Burkina Faso, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: “Outsourcing national security to unregulated groups risks...

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16.12.2022 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to UN’s new Agenda for Peace

Responding to the announcement of a new Agenda for Peace, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: “We welcome United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ promise...

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29.11.2022 Checking the rise of shadow armies

Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) are a growing presence globally. They act as ‘shadow armies’, operating without transparency and free from legal accountability for their actions in conflict...

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25.11.2022 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to review of UK’s aid investment in Afghanistan

In response to the review of the UK’s aid investment in Afghanistan published this week by the UK Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI), Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency...

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23.11.2022 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to UK National Security Bill plans

In response to reports the United Kingdom’s new National Security Bill could offer ministers immunity from enabling torture abroad, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: “If...

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22.11.2022 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to Sweden defence spending pledge

In response to reports Sweden plans to bring forward a commitment to spending two per cent of its GDP on defence, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and...

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21.11.2022 We should all be concerned by the growing outsourcing of national security

By Dr Jelena Aparac, the UN’s Independent Expert on its Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries and Ara Marcen Naval, Head of Advocacy at Transparency International Defence and...

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16.11.2022 Statement: Withdrawal of British and French troops from Mali

In response to the UK withdrawing its entire force from Mali and France ending Operation Barkhane, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: “The exit of...

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08.11.2022 Statement: Wagner interference in US elections

Responding to reports related to Wagner interference in the US mid-term elections, Transparency International Defence and Security Director Josie Stewart said: “Russian private military security contractors (PMSCs) are critical...

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09.08.2022 The hidden costs of privatising defence and security

Michael Ofori-Mensah, Head of Research at Transparency International Defence and Security, describes some of the dangers documented in our latest research paper. Unaccountable private military and security companies continue...

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19.07.2022 Military corruption risks in post-coup Mali face tighter scrutiny

Work is underway to shape policies necessary for the prevention of further coups in Mali, following two recent military takeovers of the west African nation. Mali has been operating...

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