The 'Guiding Principles for Human Rights Field Officers Working in Conflict and Post-conflict Environments' are available at www.humanrightsprofessionals.org. They were developed in the framework of 'Consolidating the Profession: The Human Rights Field Officer', an international, inter-institutional project that seeks to further enhance human rights fieldwork. The principal project partners are the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, the University of Pretoria Human Rights Centre, the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa and, in their personal capacities, Mr. Roberto Garretón and Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn. Together with the associated Statement of Ethical Commitments of Human Rights Professionals, the Guiding Principles are made available to relevant organisations as well as to individual human rights field officers. It is also envisaged that they will be of assistance to the various actors, such as humanitarian and development agencies, and international military and police components, who engage with human rights field operations, whereby they will have a better understanding of their work and their methods.
Thanks to Michael O'Flaherty.