Challenge Area

Working with Private Security Providers

Private security providers play an important role in protecting company personnel and assets, but their work is sensitive and can pose risks to human rights. 

This section helps navigate topics like:

  • How to vet private security providers including in the absence of public information
  • How to prevent the excessive use of force 
  • How to ensure culturally appropriate security practices

The good practices included in this Toolkit are not meant to be prescriptive. It is up to the user to evaluate whether they could be feasible, useful and appropriate to the local context in a specific situation on the ground.

Case Studies and Fact Sheets

Risk mitigation: hiring private security providers which are certified by the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) or another industry standard

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The use of force by private security providers

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