Training Course

Human Rights Due Diligence for Extractive Industries

Given broad-based corporate recognition of legal, reputational, and operational risks (and opportunities), the topic of human rights figures prominently into both corporate social responsibility and risk management frameworks within the energy and mining sectors. From an operational perspective, the UN’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework has helped to establish a clearer delineation of roles, responsibilities, and expectations for both public and private sector institutions. Similarly, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights has enabled procedures and processes aimed at mitigating human rights infringements by both public and private security forces charged with protecting people and property. At the same time, however, legitimate questions remain in translating expectations into practice and in reconciling competing implementation priorities.  
Through this training course, participants will gain an understanding of principles, methods and trends in human rights due diligence for business, particularly extractive industries. The training will address key requirements, approaches and trends including integration of international guidelines. Case studies and interactive exercises will demonstrate lessons learned, best practice, and strategic approaches. The course can be customizable for individual training needs. Click here to download the brochure.

Day 1

  • Business Case for Human Rights Due Diligence
  • Three Generations of Human Rights
  • Overview of International Human Rights Law
  • Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework
  • Good International Industry Practice Guidelines and Standards
  • Key Human Rights Risk Areas
    • Security
    • Transparency
    • Labor
    • Communities
    • Procurement & Supply Chain Management
    • Human Rights Due Diligence Approaches
    • Human Rights Impact Assessments
    • Integration of Human Rights into ESHIA
  • Tools for Human Rights Due Diligence

Day 2

  • Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights
    • Overview
    • Implementation Exercises:
      • Stakeholder Identification and Mapping
      • Risk Assessment and Management
      • Due Diligence of Security Providers
    • Lessons Learned
  • Integration of Human Rights into Management Systems
  • Human Rights Performance Monitoring & Reporting
The course facilitators have experience in corporate human rights training, human rights due diligence for the extractives sector, and environmental and social performance and risk management worldwide.

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