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November 2015

First International Workshop of the Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights

19 November 2015, 09:00 - 17:00
Geneva, Switzerland

On 19 November the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), the Harrison Institute at Georgetown University Law Center, and the Public Procurement Research Group at the University of Nottingham’s School of Law will launch the first international workshop of the Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights. The workshop will take place in Geneva (Switzerland).

The purpose of the Learning Lab is to facilitate the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in the context of public procurement. To accomplish this goal, the Learning Lab will map procurement law and practice in selected countries, develop good practices, convene decision-makers so they can share innovations, develop on-line tools and guidance, and disseminate information to international networks.

The objectives of the first workshop include, among others, providing a global dialogue on public procurement and human rights in the context of the UNGPs, launching the Learning Lab’s mapping report of procurement and human rights in key jurisdictions, and gathering input on the purpose and scope of the Learning Lab.

For more information, download the programme below. To register for the event, click here.