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A compendium of concrete good practices to security and human rights challenges aimed at companies, security providers, civil society, national regulators and other practitioners



BP: Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Implementation Guideline (BP, 2008)

CSBP: Conflict-Sensitive Business Practice: Guidance for Extractive Industries (International Alert, 2005)

EISF: Engaging Private Security Providers – A Guideline for Non-Governmental Organisations (European Interagency Security Forum, 2011)

EO100: EO100TM Standard: For Responsible Energy Development (Equitable Origin, 2012)

GIR: Getting It Right: Making Corporate Community Relations Work (Greenleaf Publishing, 2009)

GPs: Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework (United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, 2011)

HRT: Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide (The Global Compact and Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2012)

IA-ICMM: Learning from Company-Community Conflicts: Understanding Practical Dilemmas (International Alert and ICMM, 2014)

ICMM 2009: Human Rights in the Mining & Metals Sector – Handling and Resolving Local Level Concerns and Grievances (ICMM, 2009)

ICMM 2011: Indigenous Peoples and Mining Good Practice Guide (ICMM, 2011)

ICoC: International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

IFC: Stakeholder Engagement: A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets (International Finance Corporation, 2007)

IGTs: VPs Implementation Guidance Tools (2011)

IHRB: From Red to Green Flags: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in High-Risk Countries (IHRB, 2011)

ITGNs: UN Security Sector Reform Integrated Technical Guidance Notes (2012)

MD: Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for States Related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies during Armed Conflict

MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency VPs Implementation Toolkit for Major Project Sites (World Bank Group Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and Anvil Mining, 2008)

OECD: OECD DAC Handbook on Security System Reform (2007)

OECD 2015: OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector (Draft for Comment) (2015)

Oxfam: Women, Communities and Mining: The Gender Impacts of Mining and the Role of Gender Impact Assessment (Oxfam Australia, 2009)

PDAC-CDA: Preventing Conflict in Exploration: A Toolkit for Explorers and Developers (PDAC, CDA, and World Vision Canada, 2012)

PSC.1: Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance (ANSI/ASIS PSC.1 Standard, 2012)

SCC: Sarajevo Code of Conduct for Private Security Companies (SEESAC, 2006)

SCG: Sarajevo Client Guidelines for the Procurement of Private Security Companies (SEESAC, 2006)

Shift: Human Rights Due Diligence in High Risk Circumstances: Practical Strategies for Businesses (SHIFT, 2015)

Swisspeace: Manual: Conflict Sensitivity Due Diligence for Timber Companies in the Congo Basin (Swisspeace, 2013)

UNGC: Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors (UN Global Compact and Principles for Responsible Investment-PRI-initiative, 2010)

UNGC 2013: A Business Reference Guide: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Global Compact, 2013)

UNIG: Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: An Interpretive Guide (United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, 2012)

VPs: Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights