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

 
 

Modern Slavery and Human Rights in Global Supply Chain

 PHOTO CREDIT:   Ananta Chowdhury 

PHOTO CREDIT:   Ananta Chowdhury 

The governance gaps associated with globalisation and international business activities give rise to a need to find more effective ways to ensure that human rights, adequate labour standards and environmental protection are recognised within global supply chains...

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Socially Responsible Public Procurement

 Photo Credit:  HARDWARE HANK

Photo Credit: HARDWARE HANK

Whilst public procurement has been used to achieve social objectives for decades, it is only recently that it is being considered a tool for the promotion and protection of human rights in the global supply chain. We are at the forefront of this research with our work on socially responsible public procurement of electronics and modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking on the public supply chain. Our collaborative work with civil society organisation led to the creation of Electronics Watch, an independent monitoring organisation working to achieve respect for labour rights...

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Extractive Industries, Human Rights and Community Relations

 photo credit: AFP

photo credit: AFP

The standard of corporate human rights due diligence is becoming central to the definition of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. The normative development of the standard has taken place within the framework of the national and international efforts to regulate conflict minerals and break the link between mining and financing of illegal armed groups.

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