2. The State duty to protect human rights

Measures [page 21]:

Strengthen guidance and dialogue with companies on human rights, business ethics, security and corruption in especially demanding markets.

2.6 Human Rights in Conflict Areas [page 26]:

There is an increasing demand from the business sector for dialogue and cooperation with the public authorities on security, risk assessment and corruption in conflict areas and demanding markets in these areas… Security personnel hired to protect Norwegian interests, whether private or public, pose a potential problem. States that hire private security guards must ensure that these comply with the state’s obligation to protect against human rights violations. The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers are useful guidelines for private business enterprises on how best to ensure their security.