Welcome to the BHRE Research Group - We research the impact of commercial activities and business working methods on the enjoyment of human rights and the environment.

 
 

Transparency and Human Rights in Electronics Supply Chains

Business, Conflict and Transitional Justice

Modern Slavery, Human Rights and Public Procurement

 PHOTO: ELECTRONICS WATCH BOARD. LONDON 2017

PHOTO: ELECTRONICS WATCH BOARD. LONDON 2017

 PHOTO CREDIT: Ananta Chowdhury

PHOTO CREDIT: Ananta Chowdhury

 Photo: memorial in exile.Cridit: Olga Martin-Ortega

Photo: memorial in exile.Cridit: Olga Martin-Ortega

Our work on Transparency and Human Rights in the Electronics Supply Chain focuses on the rights and working conditions of those who manufacture the electronic goods we consume. We work closely with Electronics Watch and Good Electronics in researching, designing and implementing tools to hold corporations to account, support public buyers and improve working conditions in this complex supply chain.

Public supply chains are exposed to the same risks as private ones, whilst public buyers have a heightened responsibility to ensure that their purchasing decisions do not harm those who make their products and provide their services. As part of our work on Modern Slavery and Human Rights we collaborate with the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), the Higher Education Procurement Association (HEPA) and the International Learning Lab on Procurement and Human Rights.

Our work on Business, Conflict and Transitional Justice explores the dynamics between conflict, mass violations of human rights and the exploitation of natural resources; the avenues to hold corporations accountable for human rights violations during conflict and during periods of transition and the role of business in post-conflict reconstruction and justice. In the framework of this work we collaborate with the Business, Conflict and Human Rights Network.

In the photo, the AcerolMittal Orbit in London, which has been declared Memorial in Exile for survivors and victims of the Omarska concentration camp, run by Bosnian Serb forces in the mining town of Omarska, near Prijedor in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina.  


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