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HRDD in the Public Sector and Public Procurement

Date: 21 March 2022

Time: 11.00 - 12.30 (UK time)

Venue: Online


Event Details

During the pandemic, concerns were raised about national health authorities sourcing PPE allegedly produced through forced labour. These reports coincided with questions around revising the UK Modern Slavery Act to include public procurement, and campaigns towards introducing mandatory human rights due diligence legislation that would apply to public bodies.

At this session, speakers will consider these developments, and discuss the changing landscape relating to the human rights due diligence expectations of the public sector.


Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, BIICL


  • Gemma Freedman, UNISON
  • Olga Martin-Ortega, University of Greenwich
  • Nusrat Uddin, Wilson LLP

Event convened by Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and Director, Human Rights Due Diligence Forum, BIICL and Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Research Leader in Business and Human Rights, BIICL


This is a closed meeting, open only to members of the Human Rights Due Diligence Forum (HRDD). HRDD Forum members wishing to attend can register by emailing the Events team.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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