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Public procurement as a tool for the protection and promotion of human rights: a study of collaboration, due diligence and leverage in the electronics industry

Public procurement as a tool for the protection and promotion of human rights: a study of collaboration, due diligence and leverage in the electronics industry

Martin-Ortega, Olga (2018) Public procurement as a tool for the protection and promotion of human rights: a study of collaboration, due diligence and leverage in the electronics industry. Business and Human Rights Journal, 3 (1). ISSN 2057-0198 (Print), 2057-0201 (Online) (In Press) (doi:10.1017/bhj.2017.35)

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Abstract

This article explores the innovative use of public procurement as a tool to respect, protect and 8 promote human rights by capitalizing on the significant leverage that public buyers have over 9 corporate practices in their supply chain. It provides an analysis of Electronics Watch, an 10 organization that focuses on the role of states’ own procurement practices as central to the state duty to protect the human rights of those who are affected by its activities as an economic actor. Through the assessment of the Electronics Watch model this article argues that by bringing together the economic leverage of public buyers and corporate human rights due diligence, one can create transformative tools for the improvement of working conditions in global supply chains.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: human rights; labour rights; corporate human rights due diligence; public procurement; electronics industry; global supply chain
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Crime, Law and (In) Security
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Law
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Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 10:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT a
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19004

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