Thursday, February 2, 2012 03:42
Section: Miscellaneous Iraqi -
The Commission on Security and Defense Council of Representatives, Wednesday, and a negative role of security companies working in Iraq on the security situation of the country, demanding the Interior Ministry to reconsider the law of security companies and stop granting new licenses with and reduce the number of elements, while inviting them to alert companies of failing to act in Iraq without their consent.
A member of the Chuan Mohamed Taha in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "a delegation of the Commission on Security and Defence visited the Ministry of the Interior to view the file licenses security companies operating in Iraq after the emergence of doubts about its employees," noting that "the Committee discussed with the Ministry of the negative role those companies in the security situation. "
He called Taha and the Ministry of the Interior to "reconsider the law of those companies and to stop granting new licenses have until the audit licensed them by the Committee, as well as reducing the number of elements of those companies," calling on the ministry to "alert companies of failing to act in Iraq without their consent."
The member of the Security and Defense Committee that "there are approximately more than one hundred security company operating in this sector and licensed by the Ministry of Interior in all governorates of Iraq," noting "the existence of 82 companies Iraqi and 27 foreign licensed with 29 thousand pieces of arms."
The Ministry of Interior confirmed, early last December, that private security companies under control and control of Iraq, asserting that the licensee is the only remain in the country, with a project considered a security counterweight to the national security project and a threat to him.
The performance of private security companies' activities in Iraq after U.S. forces entered the country, in April 2003, by the state of lawlessness witnessed, and the occupation authority to dissolve the Iraqi security forces.
It was announced in the Iraqi Council of Representatives (9 August 2011), his intention to legislation regulating the work of the law of private security companies, stating that its provisions will apply to local private companies and branches of foreign companies and workers.
And called on the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry, at (18 May 2011), affected by those working in security companies to promote the transactions for compensation, saying it will work on corporate accountability damages caused by law.
The Ministry of Interior several controls for security companies the end of 2009 included identifying the weapons used by these companies, and to prevent possession of explosives, as well as determine the scope of work within the territory of Iraq, also confirmed the instructions to withdraw the license of the company and its demand to leave Iraq within a week if not adhered to this controls, and was the issuance of such controls after accusing five members of Blackwater that were operating in the protection of the U.S. Embassy and its characters since April 2003 until the end of 2008, killing 14 Iraqis and wounded 18 others on 16 September 2007, following a shoot indiscriminately at civilians Eagles Square in western Baghdad.
The number of security companies working in Iraq from 172 to 78, including 24 foreign companies only, and started these companies work on the ninth of April 2003 until early 2009, which saw the implementation of the security agreement between Iraq and the United States, under which immunity from security companies foreign in Iraq.
The CPA disbanded issued Resolution No. 17 in the twenty-fourth of June 2004 gave the immunity of the work of foreign security companies operating in Iraq and its members, began its presence on Iraqi territory as providing protection services in the country, and gave the decision right for the U.S. Army's only the arrest of the elements of these companies If you have committed any violation of Iraqi law.
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