01.07.2016

Weekly News Update

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/06/turkey-private-security-companies-on-the-rise.html REUTERS © Murad Seze

USA (24.06.2016): The State of Tennessee imposed a 500$ fine on the private security company Apex Security Group for employing unlicensed guards. It was reported that at least five security guards where either unlicensed or working on an expired license while ensuring security during two Tennessee Titan football games in December 2015.

 

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Turkey (23.06.2016): A proposal for amending the law on private security has been submitted to the Parliament, as a result of the fast growth rate of the private security sector. According to speculations, the amendment is most likely to be approved without debate. It aims at encouraging the growth of the sector and would expand the legal authority of private security personnel. Opponents to the amendment fear it could negatively impact the quality of private security services and have eventual detrimental effects on human rights.

 

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Pakistan ( 25.06.2016): Punjab Government allowed Chinese companies working on various projects to hire private security guards for their personal security. However, it has been reported that they must hire services only from private security companies with a ‘good reputation’. Furthermore, the Punjav Chief Minister added that the Chinese must first obtain a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the Home Department before hiring any private security company.

 

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India (21.06.2016): The Government has allegedly permitted majority foreign ownership in the private security industry to up to 74 per cent. The implementation of this decision will require an amendment to the Private Security Agencies Regulation (PSAR) Act (2005). This increase is significant since currently the maximum is 49 per cent of foreign ownership was allowed.

 

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