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...
04
NOV
2015

Seminar on ISO 18788: The New Standard for Responsible Security Operations

In the wake of the global growth of the private security industry, a number of efforts have emerged to govern private security provision and ensure responsible security operations in complex environments, to include an international declaration, an international code of conduct,...
23
JUL
2015

Updated Toolkit “Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments” Now Available

Recently the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced an updated, second version of their Toolkit, Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments. Human Analytics...
13
JUL
2015

Steps to Implement the Private Security Company Quality and Risk Management Standard

Recently ANSI published a new management system standard formally titled Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1).  This standard has also been the basis to develop an International Standard ISO 18788 Management...
01
JUL
2015

Swiss Law on Private Security Companies Contributes to Protection of Human Rights

On June 24, the Swiss government published a detailed decree relating to the Swiss law on Private Security Companies (PSCs) and announced that it will go into effect on September 1, 2015. The Swiss government, through its Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), has taken...
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,...
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...
09
FEB
2015

Human Analytics Co-sponsors Sean McFate Presenting “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...
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...