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

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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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30 October 2013

[PDF] Private military & security companies & their impacts on human rights - Bulletin Issue 5

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to our fifth PMSC Bulletin. To assist those interested in private military & security companies (PMSCs) and their impacts on human rights, we publish this bulletin semi-annually to highlight key developments reported by NGOs, governments,...

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15 October 2013

[PDF] International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers Association Launch

Author: Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The UK is...a global leader in the private security company (PSC) market...The Government wants to see the highest standards, including on human rights, across all PSCs that work in complex environments abroad. At the same time, the Government wants...

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1 October 2013

[PDF] Privatization of the War on Drugs in Mexico and Colombia: Limiting the Application of Humanitarian Law and Endangering Human Rights

Author: Antoine Perret, European University Institute (Italy)

The use of Private Military and Security Companies…in the so-called War on Drugs has considerable implications for the application of international humanitarian law and raises concern about the respect for human rights under antidrug assistance...

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