Background Paper: Business and Armed Non-State Actors - Dilemmas, Challenges and a Way Forward (CDA, 2014)

This CDA paper establishes the basis for developing expert resources for companies dealing with the presence of armed non-state actors (ANSAs) in their operational environments. It does so through an analysis of the challenges that the presence and activities of armed groups can present to companies, and through an assessment of existing international guidance and standards. It was also published in the Journal Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD), Volume 2014, Number 4, November 2014, pp. 7-40(34) Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research. To access the full paper and to learn more about CDA’s work on the topic, please click here.

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