For Governments

Governments and The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

Many governments have found that the Voluntary Principles are well-aligned with their policy objectives of protecting human rights, promoting development, and avoiding or reducing conflict.  Governments that join the Voluntary Principles Initiative have the opportunity to engage in mutual learning and joint problem-solving with other governments; international and national oil, gas, and mining companies; and non-governmental organizations to address challenges related to security and human rights concerns in the extractive industry – including company interaction with public and private security service providers.

Government Participants

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Ghana
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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