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The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law becomes a founding civil society
member of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers Association (ICoCA)

 

The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law became a founding civil society member of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers Association (ICoCA). The Center was represented at the signing ceremony, held on September 19 in Geneva, by the Co-Director of the Initiative for Human Rights in Business, Dr. Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt. The ICoCA is a multi-stakeholder organization of business, government, and civil society representatives tasked with overseeing the implementation of the Code, which seeks to promote rights-respecting business practices in the private security industry. The General Assembly endorsed the ICoCA’s charter and elected its first Board. The civil society pillar has representation from human rights NGOs from the US, UK, Africa, and South America. The ICoCA will now focus on developing procedures to certify security providers, monitor their activities, and create a grievance mechanism to address third party complaints of breaches of the code or other human rights violations.  

Visit the ICoCA website HERE