Ruth Tanner, senior campaigns officer at War on Want, said: “Mounting
human rights abuses by mercenary firms making a killing in Iraq are
fuelling demands for legislation. But while the US and Iraqi
governments move towards controls, UK ministers fail to take action. It
is high time foreign secretary David Miliband followed suit with strong
measures to curb these private armies.” (press release)
Incidentally, for those on Facebook the group Stop Aegis and Blackwater security firms abusing Iraqi civilians is worth a look.