Join us on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:00 EDT for an educational webinar: “Human Rights Due Diligence in the Private Security Industry.” This online event, co-sponsored with INSSA is free to the public. For more information and to register for this event, click here.
With the unanimous endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011, companies are increasingly being encouraged through laws, regulations, and voluntary commitments to ensure respect for human rights throughout their operations. This webinar will explore one key element of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, the need to conduct human rights due diligence. Through a human rights due diligence process companies can identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for how they address their human rights impacts. An adequate human rights due diligence process is particularly important for the security industry which operates in complex environments where human rights risks are greater due to lack of governance. A number of recently developed standards specifically applicable to security providers include human rights due diligence requirements. This webinar will examine those requirements and offer a case study of a corporate human rights risk assessment.