”The risk approach is a comprehensive and contextualised way to work towards the protection of HRDs, by focusing on the reduction of threats and conditions of vulnerability, while also increasing capacities of the HRDs.”
This publication, published in January 2021, was developed by many civil society actors under whom Protection International. It explains the concept of risk approach, as well as concepts linked to it. The publication explains how and by whom this risk approach is used, as well as what principles underpin the risk approach. These principles, also referred to as the Risk Analysis and Protection Plan Principles, have been developed by many different civil society actors and set a minimum standard on how a risk approach should be conceptualised, how it should be approached, and how it can be translated into a context-specific protection plan.