Security and Human Rights

Voluntary Principles
on Security and Human Rights

Compliance Assessment

Avanzar has developed a detailed methodology for assessing compliance with the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR). See our VPSHR Protocol for more details.

Sample projects include:

  • Helped develop the management systems and standards for implementing the VPSHR. Conducted fifty-nine Voluntary Principles Assessments at Barrick's high risk mine sites. Repeat assessments were conducted every one or two years at high-risk sites.

  • Conducted VPSHR assessments for Pan American Silver, Eldorado Gold, Newmont, Centerra, Agnico Eagle and Sherritt.

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Training

Improve knowledge and performance

Avanzar has decades of experience designing, developing and facilitating human rights training tailored to specific audiences within companies.


 Contact us about training on:

  • Implementing the VPSHR,

  • Conducting a security and human rights risk assessments

  • Human rights and the use of force

Sample projects include:

  • Training on the implementation of the VPSHR for security personnel at mines sites in Turkey, Brazil, and Panama.

  • Development of a country-risk assessment for a major mining company to assess VPSHR assessment compliance and frequency

  • Training on how to conduct a security and human rights risk assessment that complies with the VPSHR and the UN Guiding Principles.

 

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