Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional Organisations and Private Security


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Caribbean Community

DCAF supports the Caribbean Community in raising awareness on private security governance issues, developing multi-stakeholder networks in member countries and promoting regulation, oversight and governance of the sector.



Organisation of American States

DCAF works with the OAS to raise awareness on the PMSC industry in the region as well as key regulatory and governance challenges. DCAF supports awareness-raising; strengthening the capacities of national regulators; and provides support to the OAS on PMSC regulation.


National Private Security Regulation

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DCAF supports national regulatory processes enabling policymakers to develop effective, human rights compliant, legal and policy frameworks for private security.


Responsible Business Conduct -
The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

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The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that guides companies on how to conduct their security operations while respecting human rights. Through the Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM) DCAF supports in-country Working Groups that provide a platform for constructive exchange between extractive companies, civil society organisations and other important stakeholders.



DCAF supports the Working group on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. This is done primarily through support for Working Groups in Lima and Cusco. Priorities include the establishment of a constructive debate between the government, public security forces, extractives industries, CSOs as well as media representatives. In addition, the project aims to create synergies with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, including Security and Human Rights-related aspects in Peru’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.