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Wednesday, November 27 • 10:30 - 10:45
Snapshot - Private Security Governance and National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights

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Snapshot organized by the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

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The private security industry has grown significantly over the past several decades, with private security personnel outnumbering police personnel in many countries across the globe. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights articulate the obligations of States to protect human rights and the responsibilities of businesses to respect human rights. Given the elevated risks of human rights impacts related to private security, States should give special consideration to this sector within the framework of their National Action Plans (NAPs) on business and human rights.

Correspondingly, DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance and the Danish Institute for Human Rights are launching a thematic supplement on private security governance to the National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights Toolkit. The Supplement highlights specific human rights risks and impacts related to private security. It also provides insight and guidance on the analysis of existing legal frameworks and policy responses for the development of new laws, policies, and practices that respond specifically to the human rights risks related to the private security industry.

“For a more-in-depth discussion on the thematic supplement (incl. a practical example of its application in an on-going NAP process), please join the launch event on 26 November 2019”: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/private-security-governance-and-national-action-plans-naps-on-business-and-human-rights-registration-81530300323

Speakers
avatar for Jean-Michel Rousseau

Jean-Michel Rousseau

Jefe Adjunto, Division de Empresas y Seguridad, DCAF – Centro de Ginebra para la Gobernanza del Sector de Seguridad
DCAF’s Business and Security Division works with business, governments and communities to improve security, sustainable development and respect for human rights. Our work helps the international community to develop norms, standards and good practices on business and security, and... Read More →


Wednesday November 27, 2019 10:30 - 10:45 CET
Room XXV