Human Analytics is pleased to announce the release of two new publications on security and human rights written by Senior Managing Director Dr. Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt. “Transnational Business Governance through Standards and Codes of Conduct” appears as a chapter in a volume edited by Rita Abrahamsen and Anna Leander entitled Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies. The chapter examines whether soft-law regulatory initiatives for the private security industry, such as the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers and ANSI/ASIS PSC.1: Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations, meet benchmarks for best practice in terms of their likely effectiveness in addressing the human rights impacts of security operations.
In conjunction with the 10th annual summit of the International Stability Operations Association, Dr. DeWinter-Schmitt co-authored an article for the summit journal, “The Changing Landscape of Federal Government Procurement: Addressing the Human Impacts,” with Nick Forster of FSI Worldwide. FSI Worldwide is a responsible workforce solutions specialist with global operations across many industries. Mr. Forster participated in a summit panel moderated by Dr. DeWinter-Schmitt entitled “Implementing Corporate Responsibility in Complex Environments,” along with Pete Dordal of GardaWorld and Mark Wielga of Temkin & Hardt LLP and NomoGaia.