Human rights due diligence is becoming increasingly central in the current debate about socially responsible business practices. Efforts continue to gain traction at national and international levels to make this a mandatory requirement for companies. All ICoCA Member and Affiliate companies have an obligation under Paragraph 2 of the Code to act with due diligence in order to avoid infringing the rights of others.
In response to the need for private security providers to conduct human rights due diligence, ICoCA has released a Guidance on Human Rights Impact Assessment for Private Security Providers. The purpose of the Guidance is to help private security companies (PSCs) implement the first step in human rights due diligence by assessing whether delivery of a contracted service might negatively impact the enjoyment of human rights and, for those operating in conflict-affected contexts, also possibly breach international humanitarian law. The Guidance provides an overview of human rights due diligence, separates out the elements of human rights impact assessments, and offers a number of recommendations based on best practice.
The Guidance is now available in: