Swiss Humanitarian Security Training (SHST) is a leading company based in Geneva, Switzerland. SHST is specialised in theoretical training, research and consultancy for private military and security companies (PMSc), security industries, national governments, NGOs, IOs and individuals.
The training courses we offer meet the requirements of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). These are adapted for industries and companies subject to the Federal Act on Private Security Services provided Abroad. Ataa Dabour, the founder of Swiss Humanitarian Security Training (SHST) is one of the official trainer of the FDFA in international humanitarian law and human rights law (IHL/IHRL). She is also observer within the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA).
The tasks assigned to private military and security companies (PMSc) are diverse and varied. It goes from logistical support to direct involvement in hostilities. Despite this, PMSc escape international law. Thus, the expansion of the private security market raises some questions of transparency, as of humanitarian and legal nature.