The technological landscape of the private security industry is constantly updating. In the past few years alone, surveillance, monitoring, the introduction of AI, and the digital movement of funds and resources have significantly altered the work of private security companies. So how might technology transform the private security sector? What questions does this raise about the compatibility of international standards with the adoption of advanced technologies by private security companies? How can private security companies be both helped and monitored to ensure the responsible use of technology that respects human rights and international humanitarian law? ICoCA brought together a panel of experts for the closing plenary of AGA 2021.
When: December 10, 2021
Languages: English (French and Spanish Interpretation Provided)
Jamie Williamson, Executive Director, ICoCA
Anna Leander, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies
Anne-Marie Buzatu, Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, ICT4Peace Foundation
Chris Kwaja, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Peace and Security Studies (CPSS), Modibbo Adama University of Technology & Member of the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries
Tobias Vestner, Head of Security & Law Programme, Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP)