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