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[PDF] Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: Performance Indicators

Author: International Alert, Published on: 1 June 2008

The Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights…provide guidance to companies operating in zones of conflict or fragile states so that they can ensure that security forces – public or private – protecting the companies’ facilities and premises operate in a way that protects the company’s assets while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms…[C]ompanies have sought clearer guidance as to what the principles mean in practice…A team at International Alert has developed…draft guidelines…to assist global efforts to bring in uniformity, clarity, and simplicity for material information that can be made available to make better decisions within the company, measure and evaluate performance internally or externally, and assist in bringing about a climate of accountability in the process.

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