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Voluntary Principles Initiative welcomes new members

New engaged and full members were approved at the electronic Annual Plenary held in April.

Read moreMay 19, 2020

Analysis: UK Court of Appeals Holds Company Not Liable for Acts of the Police or Following the VPs

Read the article by Jonathan Drimmer, Strategic Advisor to the Secretariat.

Read moreApril 8, 2020

Annual Plenary is Cancelled

The Voluntary Principles Initiative regrets to inform that its Annual Plenary Meeting scheduled for March 17-18 is cancelled due to concerns related to international travel given the coronavirus.

Read moreMarch 5, 2020

Read the first Newsletter of the Initiative

Learn about the latest news of the VPI and its membership, access resources, and more.

Read moreJanuary 30, 2020

Voluntary Principles Training Course is available online

The training material allows members and non-members to have a baseline education on human rights issues and its application to security operations

Read moreJanuary 21, 2020

Call for project partners

DCAF and ICRC are seeking expressions of interest from academic institutions, think tanks, and policy research organizations that would be interested in continuously improving and updating the DCAF-ICRC Toolkit and Knowledge Hub.

Read moreJanuary 3, 2020

Voluntary Principles Initiative releases its 2019-2022 Strategy

The Voluntary Principles Initiative recently released its new Strategy. The document focus on four strategic directions.

Read moreNovember 14, 2019

Voluntary Principles funds implementation activities in Nigeria

The Voluntary Principles Initiative has approved and disbursed funds to support the continued implementation efforts in Nigeria. The grant is valid for a period of one year.

Read moreOctober 25, 2019

Watch the recorded webinar

The webinar Contracting Private Security Companies: Risks & Responsibilities in a Rapidly Changing Market, produced in partnership with ICoCA, is available here.

Read moreOctober 22, 2019
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