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.



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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