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Front Line Defenders Policies & Codes of Practice

dochas code of conductThe Front Line Defenders Board of Trustees formally agreed on 28 June 2013 to subscribe to the Dochas Code on Corporate Governance and is an Associate Member of Dóchas – The Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations.  Front Line Defenders has signed the code of conduct on images and messages. Please send your feedback to

The Board of Trustees has adopted a Trustees Handbook which sets out roles and responsibilities for members of the Board of Trustees as well as the establishment of an Audit Committee. Front Line Defenders has also previously adopted policies and standards with regard to external audit, financial transparency, conflict of interest and privacy. The Handbook also sets out in more detail the division of responsibilities between the Board and staff via the Executive Director. The Board of Trustees now considers that Front Line Defenders is fully compliant with the Code.

Front Line Defenders subscribes to the following policies and codes of practice:

Safeguarding Policy

Privacy Policy

Child Protection Policy

Website Privacy Policy

Drug-free workplace

Anti-fraud policy

Equal Opportunities Policy