Humanitarian action and the private sector: The UN Guiding Principles

Bruce Chadwick

Last week in Geneva, the UN hosted its second annual forum on Business and Human Rights. Over three days, nearly 2000 representatives from NGOs, states, and transnational corporations gathered to assess the impact of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, a document which was … Read More

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Private security companies: Regulation efforts, professional identities, and effects on humanitarian NGOs

photo: Bruce Chadwick

The rise of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in conflict zones and humanitarian spaces worldwide has had profound effects on how humanitarian work is conducted. As providers of the entire spectrum from unarmed security and risk reduction services to different kinds of armed services … Read More

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