Will code of conduct clean up security contracting field?
- October 29, 2010
- Deborah Avant, political science professor and international studies director, is quoted by OMB Watch October 27, 2010
In November, more than 20 private security contractors, along with representatives from various governmental and non-governmental organizations from around the world, will come together in Geneva, Switzerland, to sign the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers.... Some good government advocates optimistically see the new International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers as a first step. Professor Deborah Avant of the University of California, Irvine told the Journal that the code helps establish private security contractors as "a feature of the landscape in conflict zones," which will lead to better oversight. The key, though, will be enforcement of penalties against companies that violate the code and how the group will find violations.
For the full story, please visit http://www.ombwatch.org/node/11347.