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

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10 April 2014

2013 Annual Report of the Government of the United States of America for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

Author: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State

[Includes a foreword by Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.] Each member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) Initiative is expected to report to VPs Initiative...

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8 April 2014

Global Policy Forum report on UN use of private military & security companies allegedly involved in human rights abuses

Global Policy Forum reports on UN use of private military & security companies allegedly involved in human rights abuses; responses by Askar Security, Delta Protection & G4S.

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1 April 2014

[PDF] State Regulation concerning Civilian Private Security Services and their Contribution to Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Author: UN Office on Drugs and Crime

The civilian private security services sector encompasses a wide range of activities, and regulation should extend to as many of these as is practicable to avoid loopholes, ensure accountability and maximize the contribution of private security to...

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14 March 2014

Olive Group is First Private Security Company to be Awarded Accredited Certification to the Private Security Standard (PSC1): a Key Milestone for the Company and the Industry

Author: Olive Group

Olive Group FZ-LLC has become the first private security company globally to achieve accredited certification against the PSC1 standard for private security companies. This follows a rigorous process of audit and inspection of its corporate management...

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23 January 2014

Norway joins the ICoCA as a government member

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

Since its establishment in September 2013, the Association has gained new members and supporters. Norway recently became the 6th Member State of the Association and there are now 147 private security companies that have joined the Association. Also,...

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11 December 2013
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Author: ATS (Agence Télégraphique Suisse)

Le Document de Montreux est un succès, mais il faut gagner l'adhésion de l'Afrique, a déclaré Didier Burkhalter…devant la Conférence internationale Montreux+5. Ce texte lancé par la Suisse en 2008 décrit le droit international applicable aux activités...

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10 December 2013

The 2014 Top Ten List of Business and Human Rights Issues

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)

The Institute for Human Rights and Business dedicates our 5th annual Top 10 list of emerging business and human rights issues for the year ahead to the memory of Nelson Mandela...1. Responding to growing pressure on tech companies to respect privacy...

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29 November 2013

Measuring Business & Human Rights

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Ann Sofie Cloots (University of Cambridge), Charline Daelman (KU Leuven), Damiano de Felice (LSE) & Irene Pietropaoli (Middlesex University)

the project aims at: 1) flagging out the most important normative, methodological, practical and political challenges related to the production of business and human rights indicators, ratings and benchmarks; and 2) offering potential solutions to...

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18 November 2013

ISOA Roundtable: PSC.1 Standard and the ICOCA (USA)

Author: International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)

When:...18 November...Where:...Washington...United States...Agenda: Update: PSC.1 implementation...Update: ICoCA [Intl. Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association] establishment...Roundtable on compliance with PSC.1 and ICOCA:....

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5 November 2013

UN expert group cites need for global instrument regulating private security companies

Author: Islands Business International

The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries...urged Governments to recognize the need for a legally binding international agreement to regulate the use and activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs) to complement...

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