Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association (ICoCA) adopts new procedures to ensure good governance & access to remedy

Author: Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association (ICoCA), Published on: 5 October 2016

"Responsible Private Security: Major progress towards an operational Code of Conduct,"

...Members of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association (ICoCA) voted to adopt key procedures at the 2016 Annual General Assembly, on 29 September 2016, effectively moving the Association into its operational phase.

The Association—whose membership represents private security companies (PSCs), governments, and  civil society organizations (CSOs)—calls for commitment to a code of conduct that ensures good governance within the sector, and respect for international humanitarian law and human rights.

ICoCA’s three main functions include:

  • Certification of Member companies;
  • A monitoring process to ensure adherence to the Code of Conduct and to promote improved performance;
  • A complaints procedure to offer a mechanism to report and remedy non-compliance or other concerns, and to assist PSCs in developing effective internal grievance mechanisms.

Members voted to adopt procedures for the latter two oversight functions, as well as an agreement that all members would undergo ICoCA certification by September 2018. They also approved a new membership dues structure...

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