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European Commission study on human rights due diligence in supply chains

BIICL is leading a project for the European Commission DG for Justice and Consumers on human rights due diligence in supply chains. Our research partners are Civic Consulting in Berlin, and LSE Consulting.

This study follows the request by the European Parliament of June 2018 for the Commission to propose a mandatory legislative framework for mandatory human rights due diligence, including "a duty of care to be fully phased-in within a transitional period".

The study will have four components: It will identify market practices for human rights due diligence through surveys and interviews, review the relevant regulatory framework, set out a range of options for regulatory intervention, and assess the impact of these regulatory options.

The study will take place over the course of 2019

The project lead is Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights.