Guidelines for Investigations

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    CHS Alliance
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This resource refers to the 2014 edition of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS). A more accessible CHS will launch in March 2024. To find out more about the updated CHS and transitional phase, please visit the CHS website.

These Guidelines are designed to assist our colleagues in humanitarian and development contexts who conduct or manage investigations into serious allegations, including sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) as well as allegations of fraud and corruption committed by humanitarian and development staff.

These guidelines have been written for use in a wide variety of organisations, regardless of size, nationality and area of expertise. However, it is recommended that potential users have experience within the field of investigations and a familiarity with the key international standards on preventing sexual exploitation, abuse, fraud and corruption as well as other protection policies. The guidelines are available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.