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Towards an International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers:

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Buzatu Anne-Marie, "Towards an International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers:", Ubiquity Press, 2015, DOI: 10.5334/bbw, License:

The use of private security companies (PSCs) to perform services that are traditionally associated with the state presents a challenge to regulatory and oversight frameworks. Analyzing developments leading to the International Code of Conduct for Security Providers (ICOC) and the ICOC Association, this paper argues that a multistakeholder approach to develop standards adapted for the private sector and which creates governance and oversight mechanisms fills some of the governance gaps found in traditional regulatory approaches.


Security Sector Reform, Good Governance, Icoc, Private Security Companies, Oversight, Standard

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