Towards an International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers:
A View from Inside a Multistakeholder Process
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.
Keywordssecurity sector reform; good governance; ICOC; private security companies; oversight; standard
Publication date and placeLondon, 2015
SeriesSSR Papers, 12
Politics & government
Warfare & defence