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Implementing Responsible Security Management in Complex Environments

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Implementing Responsible Security Management in Complex Environments
Implementing Responsible Security Management in Complex Environments

Time & Location

09 Mar 2023, 14:00 – 15:00


About the event

Does your company have a ‘social license to operate’ in complex security environments? 

Do you implement ‘heightened human rights due diligence’ in conflict-affected areas?

Does securing your supply chain require public security or private security contractors?

This webinar will provide companies with practical tools to answer those questions and that can help companies meet their obligations under mandatory human rights due diligence legislation. 


  • Welcome & introduction
  • Annie Burdzy, Programme Manager at DCAF, will highlight four challenge areas that companies face when managing security in complex operational environments: engagement with host governments, public security, private security and communities
  • Presentation of the Security and Human Rights Toolkit - a practical handbook to help companies address due diligence challenges
  • Insights from different speakers


A particpating company of the UN Global Compact Network for Switzerland & Liechtenstein:

How to identify challenges for extractive companies in managing their security in conflict-affected and high risk areas.

Daniel Schönfelder -  lawyer in business and human rights:

Insights on requirements for responsible security management in mandatory human rights due diligence laws, such as the German Supply Chains Act.


Conflict-affected and complex environments present heightened challenges for company staff to respect human rights and international humanitarian law. These heightened challenges raise the stakes for businesses to critically assess, mitigate and remedy the potential human rights impacts of their security arrangements. The way companies manage the security of their operations, staff and assets can affect the foundation for peace, justice and strong institutions at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Security and Human Rights Toolkit, revamped and launched in 2022, is a handbook that identifies and responds to real-life challenges to support companies in managing the impacts of their operations or supply chains on the security and human rights of communities. It also assists companies in managing their obligations stemming from the emergence of mandatory human rights due diligence legislations. The Toolkit was developed jointly by DCAF, ICRC and the Geneva Centre for Business and Human Rights.

This event is free of charge.


This webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF).

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