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Is Latin America missing the links between procurement, sustainability and human rights?

Is Latin America missing the links between procurement, sustainability and human rights?

Treviño-Lozano, Laura (2022) Is Latin America missing the links between procurement, sustainability and human rights? Business and Human Rights Journal. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2057-0198 (Print), 2057-0201 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/bhj.2022.9)

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Abstract

Public procurement is a process whereby the public sector buys from private suppliers the goods, services and works it needs to accomplish its functions. It aims to obtain the best ‘value for money’, ‘in a timely, economical and efficient manner’.1 This traditional procurement’s goal was re-defined by scholars and policymakers to give space to non-economic objectives through the so-called sustainable public procurement (SPP).2 SPP pursues economic, environmental and social objectives within the purchasing process.3 Therefore, ‘social’ is one of the three dimensions that makes sustainability possible, and human rights are the backbone of social sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights; NAPs SPP sustainable public procurement; sustainable consumption and production; SDG12; Latin America; social sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 14:41
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/38148

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