It has been announced that 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 take place over the course of 2019
The project lead is Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights.