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UK Adopts the ANSI Standard

UK Adopts the ANSI Standard

In mid-December, the British government announced in a Foreign & Commonwealth Office Ministerial Statement that it will require U.K.-based private security companies to adhere to a recently developed U.S. national standard for private security providers. The American National Standard Institute’s ANSI/ASIS PSC1.2012 standard is a management system standard to guide companies in establishing auditable systems that [...]

A Blueprint for Human Rights & Business

A Blueprint for Human Rights & Business

This is an article written by Meg Roggensack at Human Rights First At the beginning of December, the United Nations held its first annual Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, with nearly 1000 representatives from governments, businesses, and civil society in attendance. We were there to talk about the progress and challenges that [...]

Montreux +5: Background

Montreux +5: Background

In light of the upcoming March 6 Founders’ event, Montreux Plus Five: Assessing the current status of the development and implementation of international standards for the Private Military and Security Industry (insert link to announcement), some background information about the Montreux initiative may be of use to those considering attending. The Montreux Document on pertinent international legal [...]

Institutional Investors and the Right to Food

While the term “institutional investor” spoken in the same breath as the term, “right to food,” seems almost oxymoronic, in fact it is not. What links these two terms is an investment in use by institutional investors in the U.S. and elsewhere. Known as a Commodity Index Swap, it is a complex derivative sold to [...]

Accountability for the Security Sector in Risk Environments (ASSURE)

The significant increase in the number of private military and security contractors operating around the world in recent years has created an array of new challenges for ensuring respect for human rights and accountability for rights abuses – among them accusations of rights violations, associated with, but not limited to, the use of force; difficulties [...]

The Financial Humanity Project

Hunger has been a problem since the beginning of civilization with mankind facing food shortages and famine throughout history. In the 21st century, this problem has accelerated not solely because of an increase in the world population but because of our willingness to put the wealth of a privileged few ahead of the most needy. [...]

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