publication . Article . 2016

Human rights in global supply chains: Corporate social responsibility and public procurement in the European Union

Outhwaite, Opi; Martin-Ortega, Olga;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 May 2016
  • Publisher: Intersentia
  • Country: United Kingdom
The global supply chains of multinational enterprises are complex and multi-tiered, often involving many stages of production and spanning several jurisdictions. Important questions remain about how to ensure that human rights are respected in these supply chains, including how multinational enterprises are to exercise the responsibility to respect human rights in their supply chains and the role that can be played by states in protecting human rights outside of their borders. This article focuses specifically on the potential for states to use public procurement as a tool to promote human rights protection beyond their borders by purchasing goods from companies...
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