On the 6th October 2017 the Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) held a workshop on public procurement and human rights for its members in Santiago, Chile. This workshop was facilitated by Centro Vincular of the Catholic University of Valparaiso, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), and members of the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights.
The objectives of the workshop were to:
- Explore human rights law and public procurement;
- Look beyond the law to examine the economic and commercial benefits of integrating human rights into public procurement exercises;
- Share experiences on inserting social, human rights, and environmental protections into public procurement exercises; and
- Discuss how the INGP could support further integration of human rights in public procurement.
A blog about the event can be accessed here, and the full summary report will be made available shortly.
Presentation slides from the event are available below.