The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights is currently conducting an inquiry on human rights and business. In response to a call for written evidence, ICAR wrote a submission on the topic of human rights and public procurement of apparel in the U.K. The submission highlights the human rights risks in global apparel supply chains, provides examples of human rights abuses linked to government purchasing, and provides recommendations on how the U.K. government can bring its apparel purchasing practices into better alignment with its duty to protect, and with UNGP 6 in particular. The full submission is available for download below.
In addition to ICAR's submission, the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights (a project that was launched last fall by ICAR, the Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown University, the Public Procurement Research Group at the University of Nottingham, and the Danish Institute for Human Rights) submitted non-sector specific written evidence on human rights and public procurement in the U.K. The Learning Lab submission is available for download below.