Tangguh Integrated Community Based Security
In line with a commitment to Human Rights, enshrined in the Envionmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA / AMDAL)and the Tangguh Project’s social policy, our approach to security is based on Human Rights principles
We call this approach Integrated Community Based Security (ICBS). ICBS is designed to minimize the potential for conflict, and is one of the first applications of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. We believe that security and respect for Human Rights should, and can be, compatible, if reinforced through partnerships involving local communities, the police and other stakeholders. These partnerships can be created by running community forums on security and also through the Tangguh Project’s Memorandum of Understanding with the police – referred to as the ‘Field Guidelines’ or ‘Juklap’ for short.
The Field GuidelinesThe Field Guidelines establish Human Rights standards required for Project security. These include adoption of the Voluntary Principles and the restrictions on the use of force established by the UN’s Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Treatment of Offenders. The Field guidelines also require use of a community policing system, in which dialogue with communities and mechanisms for conflict prevention and resolution play a key part. The standards are reinforced through training, including Human Rights training, for all Tangguh security personnel.
How ICBS worksICBS establishes shared responsibilities in maintaining security. Local communities, government bodies and security forces are all given a role in resolving conflict issues. The military are not involved except in extraordinary circumstances, such as an armed attack for instance.
In line with the Field Guidelines, the Tangguh Project does not provide weapons or ammunition directly, or through funding, to the police. The Project’s private security guards are unarmed. Incidents, either by Project security or the police involving the user of force will be reported. Any payments to the police for assistance must be approved by BP and BPMIGAS – the Indonesian oil and gas regulatory body – in compliance with Indonesian government standards. An payments will be made by BPMIGAS and publicly disclosed.