and the impartiality with which they were being provided – monitoring that required resources and a new type of arrangement. Duty of Care From 2012 to 2016, security management also incorporated a legal dimension, as the organisation could be held liable if an incident harmed an employee. . The question of legal risk came up at MdM in July 2010, thanks to enactment of the External Action of the State law and the map of officially discouraged red zones. That law enabled lawsuits against NGOs entering red zones if they fell victim to an incident requiring government

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This article discusses the policy of absolute secrecy on abductions adopted by aid organisations. It argues that the information blackout on past and current cases is to a large extent a function of the growing role of private security companies in the aid sector, which promote a ‘pay, don’t say’ policy as a default option, whatever the situation. The article contends that secrecy is as much an impediment to resolving current cases as it is to preventing and managing future ones. It suggests abandoning the policy of strict confidentiality in all circumstances – a policy that is as dangerous as it is easy to apply – in favour of a more nuanced and challenging approach determining how much to publicise ongoing and past cases for each audience, always keeping in mind the interests of current and potential hostages.

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Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector

sometimes actively distinguish themselves from others with the same legal status ( Sutton, 2018 ). The legal obligations inherent in the notion of ‘duty of care’, and the risk of legal action against agencies that fail in their duty of care, have shaped staff-security strategies ( Edwards and Neuman, 2016 ). They may explain why harder security measures, greater recourse to evacuation and a more forward-looking approach focused on assessing and managing risks characterise staff-security strategies as compared with civilian-protection strategies. They may also explain some

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also revealed the contents of anonymous complaints from other employees. 6 These events were the background to the rules concerning whistleblowers introduced as part of the Act. The full board of directors delegates the financial oversight responsibility to the audit committee, but both have a duty of care to the company and its shareholders, which means that the board members must be duly diligent and must act in good faith. For audit committee members the duties are more onerous. They must be fully informed, have a thorough understanding of the

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Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition

priority over duties of care and reciprocity towards fellow citizens within a nation. The emphasis in this dimension is still on lived experience rather than objective social structures, as the very deprived in remote regions may experience their constraints in very different ways. I call this potential diversity in female experiences worldwide, the resistance within commonality moment

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becoming more common in the deeper mines of north-east England at this time.29 Kentish’s work addressed what he saw as neglect by the medical faculty of coal workers that stemmed from their feelings of ‘disgust’ about mining as a dirty and unpleasant occupation, hidden from sight underground.30 He addressed his work to the ‘Proprietors of Collieries Upon the River Tyne’, whom he regarded as the ‘natural guardians of the health and comforts’ of their workers, situating the medical treatment of miners’ injuries within a nexus of paternalistic duty of care.31 Recognition of

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The Republic and Northern Ireland since 1990

her book, Goodbye to Catholic Ireland (2000), the journalist Mary Kenny denounced not only the Church, but also the Irish state, the middle classes and the media for utterly failing in their duty of care.25 In the course of the 1990s and since, several prominent politicians and leading business-figures in the Republic found themselves under investigation, facing charges of criminality, corruption and hypocrisy. One of the earliest tribunals set up by Charles Haughey’s government, the Hamilton enquiry, uncovered crooked business practices and tax evasion in the beef

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the Master Agreements for assessing the value of terminated transactions. The process involves reconciling and reviewing counterparty valuations and then agreeing on a settlement. It is extremely demanding, owing to the duty of care imposed on the trustee, who has to review the methods by which each non-defaulting party reached its early termination amount for each derivative trade. With over 6,000 counterparties and about a million transactions to be considered, it is not surprising it took two years to settle 45.6 per cent of the claims. Miller

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Ecopoetics, enjoyment and ecstatic hospitality

: 75, 77), prior to any identification, without any expectation of reciprocity, and beyond any possible calculation of collective wellbeing. In practice, however, hospitality towards the ‘arrivant’ is inevitably always qualified by one’s other duties of care, as Derrida reminds us with the tale of the biblical patriarch, Lot, himself a non-native inhabitant of Sodom, who offered up his own virgin daughters in place of his angelic guests to the Sodomites who wished to ‘penetrate’ them. An ecopolitical analogue of this might be the actions of those legislatures that

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’), their respectability, that is, pride in her virginity, and later in being a faithful wife.76 At the same time, he did not consider social factors, and held responsible the parent generation in their duty of care towards young women. This stance towards women is best illustrated in Wulffen’s description of the character Klarika in Der Mann mit den sieben Masken. Klarika is seduced by Györki as an under-aged girl and remains under his spell until the end of their lives. Wulffen’s description of Klarika is based on qualities entirely different from those of Sperl, and is

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