12
JUN
2015

Relevant Op-ed: Military security contractors get PTSD, too

Human Analytics Advisory Board member Molly Dunigan has written a timely and relevant op-ed in USA Today discussing the prevalence and possible impacts of post traumatic distress disorder (PTSD) in private security contractors. Her research has shown that there are higher rates...
02
JUN
2015

ICoCA Releases Draft Certification Procedure for Vote by Members

The International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) has released its draft Certification Principles and Procedure for vote by the members of its General Assembly from the private security industry, civil society, and government pillars. When the vote is finalized by June 29,...
20
MAY
2015

New ISO Standard for Private Maritime Security Companies Reflects Some Progress on Human Rights

In a previous Human Rights in Complex Environments blog, we argued that the ISO/PAS 28007:2012 Ships and marine technology – Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships (and pro forma...
22
APR
2015

Human Analytics Makes Recommendations for the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

Human Analytics has submitted the following recommendations to the State Department, which is overseeing the process to develop a U.S. National Action Plan (NAP) on responsible business conduct. The recommendations focus to security and human rights, which was a theme of the NAP...
23
MAR
2015

Register Now – Managing Human Rights Risks in Complex Environments – April 9 (Washington, D.C.)

Sponsored by the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) Co-sponsored by Fund for Peace/Facilitated by Human Analytics MANAGING HUMAN RIGHTS RISKS IN COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS ISOA Members are leaders in the stability operations industry. They provide vital services in...
19
MAR
2015

New Report from The Economist Provides Insights into Corporate Leaders’ Perspectives on Human Rights

There is no doubt that business and human rights has gone mainstream when The Economist Intelligence Unit writes a report on the subject. The Road from Principles to Practice: Today’s Challenges for Business in Respecting Human Rights – sponsored by a number of governments,...
19
FEB
2015

REMINDER: Human Analytics Hosts Sean McFate Presenting on The Modern Mercenary

Human Analytics, in conjunction with the Human Rights in Business Program of the Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, the Global Governance, Politics & Security Program and the Ethics Peace & Global Affairs Program at American...
22
JAN
2015

Framework or fragmentation of standards for private security providers?

                A recent article in the Fletcher Security Review entitled “Accountability for Armed Contractors” by Dr. Ian Ralby provides an excellent, concise summary of what he terms “accountability initiatives” for private armed...
12
DEC
2014

Association for oversight of private security companies holds meeting to share successes and plan the road ahead

The International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) held its Annual General Assembly meeting in London last week. The ICoCA was established last year to provide oversight and ensure implementation of the human rights and humanitarian law commitments laid out in the...
23
OCT
2014

Why the ISO standard for maritime security – ISO/PAS 28007 – is not a security and human rights standard.

A recent blog on the Measuring Business and Human Rights website examines the wide range of codes of conduct and management system standards that have been developed in recent years to guide the responsible provision of security services, on land and at sea. However, the...