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 and Human Rights at Sea
Modern Slavery, Human Rights and Public Procurement
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.
As part of this work we have produced a series of Resources for Public Buyers available in our page.
Our work on Business and Human Rights at Sea focuses on the challenges of protecting and promoting human rights in the maritime environment, including combating modern slavery in fisheries supply chains, child labour at sea and the welfare of seafarers. Professor Steven Haines leads this stream of work in collaboration with Human Rights at Sea.