Resource library

This library identifies key resources to support implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. These resources provide visitors with tools and knowledge in nine thematic areas: access to remedies; case studies; conflict; gender and vulnerable groups; key resources; public and private security; risk assessment; training materials; and working groups.  These resources illustrate international best practices related to security, human rights, and responsible business conduct.

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Toolkits and Guidance documents

 10 Steps to Maintain Security in Compliance with Human Rights

This tool aims to support companies and security professionals in starting their efforts to establish a meaningful security and human rights program that includes the implementing the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) by following 10 steps.

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2020 Annual Reports Highlights

This short Annual Reports Highlights compiles key insights and themes from NGO, Government, and Corporate Reports, and provides an overview of the efforts by the Members of the Voluntary Principles Initiative to implement the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights during the 2020 calendar year.

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Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Training Course

This training material was designed to provide a baseline education on human rights issues and its implications to public and private security. At the end of this course, company and private security personnel, as well as public security personnel, will have knowledge and understanding of how to conduct their daily tasks in compliance with the VPSHR and with the company’s policies regarding human rights and ethical conduct.

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Host Country Security Assessment Guide

The Host Country Security Assessment guide is aimed to assist companies in evaluating the national and regional security contexts and identifying the different challenges that are likely to affect extractive operations. It provides the user with a comprehensive list of guiding questions that allow for a holistic overview of the security situation as well as a detailed analysis of all relevant actors.

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Sources: DCAF, ICRC, IPIECA
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Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments – Toolkit

The Toolkit is part of a joint DCAF-ICRC project that draws on the experience of the two organisations in order to support companies and other actors facing security and human rights challenges in complex environments.

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Sources: DCAF, ICRC
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Auditing Implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

The focus of this guidance document is on how companies can perform audit activities to determine the level of VPs implementation.

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