Ensuring respect for human rights in providing or managing site security in complex environments continues to be a critical challenge for extractives companies. While the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) provide valuable guidance, implementation is not always straightforward.
In 2014, the GCNA established the Security and Human Rights Community of Practice as a peer forum for senior security representatives from extractives companies and their community relations colleagues, and select security experts, to come together and explore challenges and best practice in relation to security and human rights. The Community of Practice also provides an opportunity for extractives companies to engage with the Australian Government around the VPs.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (AAMEG) actively support and engage in the Community of Practice.
Security and Human Rights Community of Practice meetings are by invitation only and limited to senior security professionals and their senior community relations colleagues. If you would like to express interest in participating, please contact us.