Annual General Assembly 2020, Nov 30 – Dec 4, Agenda & Registration

The Annual General Assembly will take place online between November 30th and December 4th, 2020. This year marks the Tenth Anniversary of the International Code of Conduct. We will be  marking the occasion with a series of online events open to the general public. Details and registration links for those sessions open to the general public are available below.

Interpretation Provided

French and Spanish interpretation will be provided for all sessions other than Thursday, November 3rd.  Interpretation provided by Interprefy. Instructions as follows:

  1. Download the Interprefy app from the App Store or Google Play on your mobile phone.
  2. Input the token in the token field. You will be provided the token via email prior to the  event and through the zoom chat on the day.
  3. Select your language.
  4. Watch the webinar on your computer and listen to translation through your phone.

Please note, you cannot watch the event on your phone and listen to Interprefy translation on your phone simultaneously.

 

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Opening Plenary – 15:00-16:15 CET

Opening Address: Krystyna Marty, State Secretary, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Switzerland

Opening of AGA: Frédéric Chenais, Chair of the Board, ICoCA

Annual Report Presentation: Jamie Williamson, Executive Director, ICoCA

Registration required – Open to General Public

 

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Industry Pillar Meeting – 15:00-16:15 CET

Meeting Chairs

Jo Antoine, Board Director (Industry – at large), Director, Risk & Welfare, GardaWorld

David Hornus, Board Director (Industry – UK/Europe), Director, CORPGUARD

Charlie Mayne, Board Director (Industry – Rest of the World), Managing Director, VSC Security Solutions

Michelle Quinn, Board Director (Industry – Americas), Senior Vice President, Patriot Group International

Registration required – Session open to all Members, Affiliates, Observers, representatives from the private security sector are also welcome to attend.

 

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Plenary Panel on Regional Perspectives – 15:00-16:15 CET

What is the landscape of the private security sector around the world, and what can regional perspectives on responsible security that respect human rights and international humanitarian law tell us about global trends across the industry? Join a panel of experts bringing perspectives from different regions around the world. From the rise of Chinese private security along the Belt and Road Initiative, to the realities in Latin America, this session will explore the impact of international standards, regulatory mechanisms and legal frameworks and ask what’s really making a difference on the ground in these very different contexts.

 

Moderator

Richard Wylde, Director, Government and Defence, Control Risks

Panelists

Dr Alessandro Arduino, Principal Research Fellow, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

Carmen Rosa de Léon-Escribano, Executive Director, IEPADES, Guatemala

Gautier Porot, Security Director, International SOS

Registration required – Open to the General Public

 

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Government Pillar Meeting – 15:00 – 15:45 CET

Closed Session open to Government Members only

Government Pillar Meeting  – 15:45 – 16:30 CET

Closed session by invitation only

Observers Meeting – 17:00 – 18:30 CET

Closed session open to Observers only

 

Friday, December 4th, 2020

Civil Society Organisation Pillar Meeting – 13:30 – 15:00 CET

Closed Session open to CSO Members only

 

Closing Plenary Panel: The International Code of Conduct Ten Years On – Future Perspectives on the Provision of Responsible Private Security – 15:00-16:15 CET

Ten years on from the signing of the International Code of Conduct, we consider what, if anything, the journey in promoting responsible private security during the last ten years teaches us about the decade ahead? Has private security changed and is the sector heading on a path to responsible security provision that respects the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, international humanitarian law and the welfare of all stakeholders? What changes to the regulatory landscape are on the horizon, and is ICoCA is positioned to play a leading role in strengthening due diligence in the security supply chain? Join a panel of experts as we take stock on how far we have come in considering the road ahead.

 

Address

Anita Ramasastry, Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law & Vice Chair, United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Moderator

Jamie Williamson, Executive Director, ICoCA

Panelists

Jerome Bellion-Jourdan, Former EU negotiator on Business and Human Rights

Bunafsha Gulakova, Human Rights Lawyer

Dr. Sabelo Gumedze, Head and Senior Researcher, Research and Development Unit, Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA), South Africa

Adrian Powell, Managing Partner, Proelium Law

Registration required – Open to General Public