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Federal Council discusses Private Security Services Abroad

At its meeting on 15 May 2024, the Federal Council took note of the eighth annual report on the implementation of the Federal Act on Private Security Services Provided Abroad (PSSA). The Act requires companies intending to offer private security services abroad from Switzerland to declare the services to the competent authority in advance. In 2023, the FDFA received 95 declarations from companies. No activities were prohibited.

2024-05-15 09:45:30
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Quelle: Swiss Federal Council

The Federal Council met on 15 May 2024 to discuss the eighth annual report on the implementation of the Federal Act on Private Security Services Provided Abroad (PSSA). Companies offering private security services abroad from Switzerland must declare these services in advance to the relevant authority.

In 2023, the FDFA received 95 declarations from companies, with no activities being prohibited. The Export Controls and Private Security Services Section (ECPS) of the FDFA is responsible for implementing the PSSA.

In 2023, a total of 95 activities were declared across different categories, with one review procedure initiated but no activities prohibited. No private security services were found to potentially involve direct participation in hostilities or serious human rights violations in 2023.

The ECPS filed criminal charges in three instances where reporting obligations were allegedly breached. The FDFA provided tools and guidelines to assist federal authorities in engaging security companies for protection tasks abroad in response to the changing global security situation.

The ECPS monitors activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs) and works internationally to improve regulation and information exchange. In 2023, the competent authority focused on informing and raising awareness among companies, especially those engaged in intelligence-related activities, about the PSSA..

(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)

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