Adopted in 2010, the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers is the result of a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at establishing principles and standards for the private security industry that are firmly based on international human rights and humanitarian law. Following the adoption of the Code, the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers’ Association (“ICoCA”) was established in 2013 to promote, govern and oversee implementation of the Code and the responsible provision of security services through the certification and monitoring of Member companies and the oversight of effective procedures for handling complaints of alleged violations.
This session will review the nearly three years of the ICoCA’s efforts, including challenges and developments, and will also address prospects for implementing and overseeing the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers from a variety of perspectives and stakeholders.

Panel Discussion Co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Switzerland and the United States to the United Nations and Other International Organizations
Speakers will include:
Mr. Jamie Williamson, Head of Unit for Relations with the Armed and Security Forces, International Committee of the Red Cross
Mr. Alan Donohue, Constellis Group
Ms. Sophia Willitts-King, Deputy Head of Conflict Department, Multilateral Policy Directorate, UK Foreign and Common Wealth Office
Mr. Aly Sagne, Managing Director of Lumière Synergie Développement
Mr. Andrew Orsmond, Executive Director, International Code of Conduct Association
Ms. Nelleke van Amstel, Project Coordinator, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (Moderator)

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:30pm
Where: Palais des Nations, Room XXIII