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Fact Sheet: How can companies respect the rights of human rights defenders when addressing security-related challenges?

In June 2022, the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Centre for Business and Human Rights (GCBHR) will release a new edition of the Toolkit on Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments.

The fact sheet on human rights defenders (HRDs) describes how companies can engage with HRDs as allies and valued partners, rather than as adversaries. It explains how the social licence to operate depends on good relations with civil society and constructive engagement with HRDs.