09
OCT
2014

New Briefing Paper Examines Standards for Private Security Service Provision

Human Analytics is pleased to offer a new briefing paper, Standards for Private Security Services. The paper examines three initiatives particularly relevant to the responsible provision of private security services: the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service...
24
SEP
2014

New “Business and Human Rights 101” Prezi Available

Human Analytics is pleased to offer a free Business and Human Rights 101 Prezi slide show. The presentation is an introductory exploration of the origins and emergence of international consensus on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. It examines the provisions...
27
AUG
2014

New Human Rights at Sea Initiative Contributes to the German Government’s “Charter of the Future – One World – Our Responsibility”

An important new initiative, Human Rights at Sea, was launched this past April. In the words of its founder, David Hammond, “Human rights apply at sea, as equally as they do on land“. The HRAS initiative aims to raise awareness of human rights issues relevant to the...
04
AUG
2014

New Human Analytics Briefing Paper on Designing a Human Rights Policy

Human Analytics is pleased to offer a new briefing paper on human rights policy design. This briefing paper discusses the reasons for developing a human rights policy, including the commercial benefits of putting a human rights policy in place. It details appropriate content for...
16
JUL
2014

Proposed Law Would Increase Accountability of Government Contractors

On Monday, Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman David Price introduced in the Senate and House legislation that would make it easier for the Department of Justice to hold government contractors and employees accountable for certain offenses committed outside of the United...
15
JUL
2014

Proposed Binding Business and Human Rights Treaty Stirs Controversy

Three years after the unanimous endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the UNHRC passed a resolution on June 26 to begin the process of developing an international legally binding treaty to regulate the...
11
JUL
2014

Risk Becomes Reality When Companies Fail to Respect Human Rights

Recent headlines are a reminder to companies operating in complex environments that failure to respect human rights can result in legal, financial, and reputational liabilities. There are very real risks and costs associated with not fostering a company culture and management...
23
JUN
2014

New Private Security Monitor Commentary on Draft ISO Standard for Security Operations

Human Analytics’ Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt has written a commentary for the University of Denver Private Security Monitor website. Private Security Monitor is a one-stop shop with a wealth of information related to the use and regulation of private military and security...
12
JUN
2014

New ISO standard for private security services under development

The May-June issue of ISOfocus, the magazine of the International Organization for Standardization, features an article, Policing Private Security, which highlights one of ISO’s current standard setting efforts to develop a management system standard for provision of...