Responsible business conduct

Security and Human Rights Toolkit
The Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments Toolkit provides recommendations to address real-life security and human rights challenges identified through engagement with multiple stakeholders. Field research conducted in Colombia, Peru, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Papua New Guinea and South Africa, provides on the ground insight. The Toolkit also draws from key resources, such as the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the body of security sector reform good practice. Practical tools such as checklists and case studies are also key components of the Toolkit and are geared towards supporting project-level implementation.

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Procurement Lab (DIHR)
The International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights was established by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, the Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown University, and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). It aims to be a network of central and local government procurement agencies and purchasing officers; representatives of other relevant government bodies, such as ministries; procurement professional associations; regional and international organizations; non-governmental organizations; national human rights institutions; and relevant academics. DCAF, as a strategic partner of the DIHR, leads the Lab’s research on the incorporation of human rights considerations into public procurement of private security services.

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Contract Guidance Tool
The Contract Guidance Tool draws on leading international norms and standards to reflect the principles of responsible procurement and contracting practices and provides clear and practical guidelines for national contracting officers or procurement specialists. By translating knowledge and research into a practical and easy-to-use format, the Contract Guidance Tool provides implementation support for those individuals drafting, implementing, and monitoring contracts with PMSCs.

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Host Country Security Assessment Guide

The Security Assessment Guide is aimed to assist companies in evaluating the national and regional security contexts and identifying the different challenges that are likely to affect extractive operations. It provides the user with a comprehensive list of guiding questions that allow for a holistic overview of the security situation as well as a detailed analysis of all relevant actors.

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Host Government Engagement Strategy Tool
This tool aims to support company representatives prepare for the first consultations with national security actors and establish a strategy for the engagement and communication with security sector representatives. Companies can draw on individual sections of the tool to fill gaps in their preparations for consultations or use the tool in its entirety to establish an engagement and communication strategy.

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