Release of "Public Procurement and Human Rights: A Survey of Twenty Jurisdictions"

July 19, 2016 - Today the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights, a project of organizations including ICAR, DIHR, and the Harrison Institute at Georgetown University, is pleased to announce the publication of its first report, entitled "Public Procurement and Human Rights: A Survey of Twenty Jurisdictions."This report provides an introduction to public procurement law and policy frameworks, and discusses the interface between public procurement and human rights in practice. It documents existing approaches, and gaps, in incorporating human rights considerations into public procurement across twenty jurisdictions. Information that can be found in the report includes:

  1. An introduction to the main legal regimes applicable to public procurement;
  2. A description of how national and international human rights norms relate to public procurement;
  3. A mapping of current initiatives led by governments or other stakeholders whose goals intersect with or are otherwise relevant to the aim of integrating respect for human rights into public procurement; and
  4. A presentation of the results of a questionnaire-based survey on public procurement and human rights of twenty jurisdictions.

The report can be downloaded here.

For more information on the International Learning Lab, please visit http://www.hrprocurementlab.org/