HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE IN SUPPLY CHAIN CONTRACTS: A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY OF BUYER AND SUPPLIER?

On 12 April, an article from Mayer Brown said that the American Bar Association had published a report on its suggested Model Contract Clauses to Protect Workers in International Supply Chains.  It suggests that these clauses, while not put forward as a binding standard, provide food for thought for companies who are seeking to align their supply chain contracts with UN guidance, and the increasing tide of mandatory human rights due diligence legislation.

https://www.eyeonesg.com/2021/04/human-rights-due-diligence-in-supply-chain-contracts-a-shared-responsibility-of-buyer-and-supplier/#page=1

https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/human_rights/contractual-clauses-project/mcc-report.pdf

https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/human_rights/contractual-clauses-project/model-contract-executive-summary.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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