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Human Rights and Human Resources: The challenges and opportunities training private security personnel in complex and fragile environments

Human Rights and Human Resources: The challenges and opportunities training private security personnel in complex and fragile environments table
Date18 May 2021
Time4:00 pm 5:00 pm CEST |10:00 am11:00 am EDT
Provider ICoCA - International Code of Conduct Association
Type Virtual
CostNo Cost
Booking URLhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_81fTvLblS96c6tBAhvR_mw

Private security personnel working in conflict and post-conflict states are tasked with securing property and people in highly complex environments and challenging situations. So what training do guards get to ensure professional conduct that respects human rights and international humanitarian law?

Join ICoCA for an expert panel discussion that will consider the challenges and opportunities in ensuring private security personnel operating in complex environments around the world are trained for the job. Among other questions they will consider:

  • What are the most effective ways to train private security personnel, what are the costs in doing so and how is training best assessed?
  • How should sometimes complex concepts such as human rights and international humanitarian law be relayed?
  • Where does responsibility ultimately lie to ensure that private security workforce have the competencies required to conduct themselves professionally in complex environments?


Michael Center, Chair, ASIS International Extremism and Political Instability Community & Security Adviser, UNDSS

Diana M. Concannon, Associate Provost, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Dean, California School of Forensic Studies, Director, California Psychology Internship Consortium, Alliant International University, President, National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology

Jean Kerson Julmeus, Chargé de Projets, Professional Security Services S.A.

Gina Menghini, Project Officer, International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA)

Kevin E. Palacios, Director International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO), Hispanoamérica


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