Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC)

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20 October 2015

"Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies"

Author: Raymond Saner, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding

PMSCs have played an important role in war making and related security activities, and will most likely play an even larger role in the coming years. This Working Paper discusses the tensions between the PMSC industry, their client governments and...

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6 July 2015

Toolkit for addressing security & human rights challenges in complex environments

Author: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) & Intl. Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have just published the second edition of the Addressing security and human rights challenges in complex environments Toolkit....

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1 July 2015

General Assembly of Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCA) approves Certification Procedure

Author: Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCA)

The General Assembly of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCA) has approved a Certification Procedure for its industry members with no dissenting votes.  The Certification Procedure represents a...

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25 June 2015

Swiss law banning private, military & security companies from engaging in combat operations abroad to go into force 1 Sep 2015

Author: Berne Declaration

Over the past years Switzerland has pushed for an international standard regarding PMSC activities in conflict areas (Montreux document, Int. Code of Conduct). In 2013 Switzerland decided to take regulatory measures to implement at the national level....

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22 June 2015
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Author: Aly Sagne, Lumière, Synergie pour le Développement (Sénégal)

"Entreprises de Sécurité Privée en Afrique de l’Ouest – Lancement d’une étude de référence à Dakar", 17 juin 2015...

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13 April 2015

NYU Stern Ctr. for Business & Human Rights says IBA draft guidelines for lawyers needs more "attention to substantive industry standards"

Author: Michael Posner & Sarah Labowitz, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights (USA)

Letter to Intl. Bar Association, 25 March 2015...

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6 January 2015

Myanmar: Growing use of private security firms to guard businesses gives rise to rights concerns

Author: Bill O'Toole, Myanmar Times

“The rise of private security”, 5 January 2015...

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30 September 2014

Blog assesses use of human rights indicators in monitoring operations of private security companies

Author: Irene Pietropaoli, co-Director Measuring Business & Human Rights and PhD candidate at the Law school of Middlesex University, London

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15 July 2014
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Author: Aly Sagne (Sénégal) & Audrey Olivier Muralt (Suisse)

Atelier de travail sur le Code de conduite pour les entreprises de sécurité privées Dakar, Sénégal - 5 juin 2014...

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10 July 2014
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Author: Aliou Diouf, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme, dans Le Quotidien (Sénégal)

Titre dans Le Quotidien, formulé par la rédaction : “Les entreprises de sécurité militaire privées”, 28 juin 2014...

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