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UK Chairs The Voluntary Principles On Security & Human Rights


Today the UK begins its Chairmanship of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, for one year


Published on 28 March 2014



by Mark Simmonds MP

(WireNews)

London, England

Foreign Office
Foreign Office

The Voluntary Principles provide guidelines to oil, gas and mining companies on how to manage human rights risks around their security operations in high-risk areas.

Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Conflict Issues, Mark Simmonds, has recorded a video message marking the launch, and has issued a statement to Parliament. Today, we have also published our 2013 annual report on our work to support the Voluntary Principles and strengthen the initiative.


For more information about this press release including to watch the video that accompanies it and contact details visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-chairs-the-voluntary-principles-on-security-human-rights

 


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Posted 2014-03-28 11:14:00