24th May 2017
Time: 17:30-19:00 (Registration open from 17:00)
Followed by a drinks reception
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
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.
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.
- Lise Smit, BIICL Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights
- Dr Sorcha MacLeod, Freie Universität Berlin
- Sylvia White, Gardaworld
- Oona Muirhead CBE, MSS Global
This event is convened by Lise Smit, Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Business and Human Rights Seminar Series.
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This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.
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- Individual - £40
- Full-time Academic - £25
- Full-time Student - £15
- Individual - £70
- Full-time Academic - £45
- Full-time Student - £25
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