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? As part of the Seventh Annual General Assembly, ICoCA convened 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 explores 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.


Richard Wylde, Director, Government and Defence, Control Risks


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


December 2, 2020