[PDF] International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

Author: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Swiss Government, Published on: 27 August 2010

You will find attached the proposed International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. This code in its current form is the product of the Nyon Initiative, a process launched in June 2009 by industry associations, corporations and individual business leaders with the assistance of the Government of Switzerland and in consultation with the [UK] and the [USA] and other stakeholders and relevant experts. The final goals for this initiative are both to set high standards for the industry worldwide and to support the establishment of an enforcement mechanism to ensure compliance with such standards. The finalization of this code marks an important step in the process towards better accountability...The Swiss Government will host a multi-stakeholder conference from September 29 – October 1, 2010, inviting representatives of industry, governments, clients and other stakeholders...to endorse the Code...

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