03
JUN
2016

REMINDER: Register for Corporate Responsibility for Federal Contractors June 9 Webinar

The Society of American Military Engineers is hosting a webinar, entitled Corporate Responsibility for Federal Contractors, on Thursday, June 9 from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Human Analytics’ Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt will discuss procurement requirements related to the responsible provision...
25
MAY
2016

Certifying Private Security Companies’ Human Rights Performance: Not All Certificates Are Created Alike

A growing number of private security companies (PSCs) providing security services overseas to the U.S. Department of Defense (US DoD) and U.S. Department of State (US DoS) are becoming certified by third party auditors as a means of demonstrating their adherence to international...
29
APR
2016

REMINDER: Register for Companies and Climate Change

Next week Thursday, May 5 “Companies and Climate Change: Legal Liability and Human Rights Challenges After Paris/COP21” is being held in Washington, D.C. from 2:30-5:30pm as an official side event of Climate Action 2016. A multi-stakeholder summit, Climate Action 2016 is the...
27
APR
2016

WEBINAR: Corporate Responsibility for Federal Contractors

The Society of American Military Engineers is hosting a webinar, entitled Corporate Responsibility for Federal Contractors, on Thursday, June 9 from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Human Analytics’ Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt will discuss procurement requirements related to the responsible provision...
11
APR
2016

Companies and Climate Change: Legal Liability and Human Rights Challenges After Paris/COP21

The International Bar Association, Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, Business and Human Rights Resource Center, Center for International Environmental Law, Institute for Human Rights and Business, and Sidney Austin LLP are pleased to...
08
APR
2016

New Report on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in the Maritime Sector

The Human Rights at Sea initiative has released a new report, An Introduction and Commentary to the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and their Implementation in the Maritime Environment. The report provides a simple introduction to the UN Guiding Principles...
25
MAR
2016

Panel on Business Challenges and Human Rights

On April 12, Human Analytics’ Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt will be speaking on a business and human rights panel at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Rebecca is pro bono Director of the Human Rights in Business Program at the...
18
FEB
2016

ICoCA Releases Draft Statement Recognizing Private Maritime Security Companies Standard

The International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) has announced the release of a draft recognition statement in accordance with its certification procedure for ISO 28007-1: 2015 Ships and marine technology – Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing...
05
FEB
2016

Congress Needs to Pass CEJA

Recent news reports announced that the four Blackwater guards found guilty in the September 2007 Nisour Square shooting incident plan to appeal their convictions. Nisour Square was one of the most infamous incidents involving the excessive use of lethal force by private security...
11
DEC
2015

New Report Provides an Insider Perspective on the International Code of Conduct Process

A new report, Towards an International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers: A View from Inside a Multistakeholder Process, by Anne-Marie Buzatu of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) provides a first-hand account of the process that led...