Challenge Area

Working with Host Governments

Companies can face difficulties in engaging with host governments when they are setting up or implementing their security arrangements. In many contexts, national and local-level authorities are not aligned, and this can add further complications.  

This section helps navigate topics like:

  • How to use company leverage to strengthen respect for human rights
  • How to effectively engage with host government interlocutors
  • How to address sensitive human rights issues constructively with the host government

The good practices included in this Toolkit are not meant to be prescriptive. It is up to the user to evaluate whether they could be feasible, useful and appropriate to the local context in a specific situation on the ground.

Case Studies and Fact Sheets

Multi-stakeholder Working Groups on Business, Security and Human Rights

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Colombia Mining and Energy Committee

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