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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 Reports and Studies

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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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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Model Clauses for Agreements between Government Security Forces and Companies with Respect to Security and Human Rights

The Voluntary Principles Initiative has adopted model clauses for use in security agreements between Government Security Forces and companies in the extractive and energy sectors.

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Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: Performance Indicators

This guidance document identifies indicators to help companies assess their internal and external VPs performance and bring about a climate of accountability in the evaluation process.

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Codes and Standards

The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights are an internationally recognized set of principles that guide companies on how to conduct their security operations while ensuring respect for human rights.

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