THE INTERNATIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT TEN YEARS ON – FUTURE PERSPECTIVE ON THE PROVISION OF RESPONSIBLE PRIVATE SECURITY

Ten years on from the signing of the International Code of Conduct, the closing plenary panel at ICoCA’s Seventh Annual General Assembly 2020 was convened to 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? A panel of experts 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

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