Announcements: BIICL Event ‘Private Security and Human Rights
Source: Ejil Talk
May 7, 2017
On 24 May 2017, BIICL is hosting an event titled ‘Private security and human rights’. This event will look at implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by private security providers. It will provide an overview of the regulatory framework and international developments, consider the role of certification bodies and discuss common challenges along with emerging practices to address them.
The private security sector operates in widely varied and often complex environments with frequent human rights risks. These issues extend to companies in other sectors which require private security services. In addition, private security’s core operations often involve the protection of human rights such as the right to life, security of the person and property, even if not expressed in human rights terms. Please see the event flyer. Further information is available online.