On 17 November 2017, the second Workshop of the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights took place in Geneva, Switzerland. Participants included representatives of NGOs, national human rights institutions, academics, public procurement practitioners, policy makers, and others. Participants discussed:
- Case studies detailing how two government bodies are taking steps to use transparency to protect human rights in government supply chains;
- Recent developments in public procurement and human rights; and
- The current and planned work of the Learning Lab.
Workshop participants also participated in small group break out discussions focused on various topics including the EU Procurement Directives, public procurement of apparel, public procurement of electronics, private security, and human trafficking.
The Learning Lab would like to thank the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) for hosting the Workshop and their assistance with the logistics.
The Workshop Summary Report can be downloaded here.