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OCT
2017

Continued progress in operationalizing responsible private security: ICoCA holds annual meeting

With a new tagline on its promotional materials, “bringing together industry, civil society and governments to promote responsible private security services and respect for human rights,” the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) held its Annual General Assembly in...
17
NOV
2016

Tools for Effective and Responsible Contracting of Private Security Services

Private security companies provide services to a range of clients operating in complex and high risk environments. Increasingly state actors, to include international organizations, as well as private actors, such as companies and humanitarian assistance and human rights...
20
JUL
2016

ICoCA Opens Pathway to Certification for Private Maritime Security Companies

It is now possible for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) to receive independent, third party certification to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC) via the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA). On Friday of last...
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...
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...
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...
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...
18
NOV
2015

Second Edition of Briefing Paper “Private Security Standards”

The Human Analytics team is pleased to offer an updated briefing paper comparing and contrasting standards for the provision of private security services. This is the second edition of the briefing paper, “Standards for Private Security Services,” and it contains additional...
05
AUG
2015

The Viability of Multi-stakeholder PSC Regulation

Individuals that follow the regulation of Private Security Companies (PSCs) will be particularly interested in Dr. Sorcha MacLeod’s recently published article, Private Security Companies and Shared Responsibility: The Turn to Multistakeholder Standard-Setting and Monitoring...
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...
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