Public Procurement and Human Rights: Opportunities, Risks and Dilemmas for the State as Buyer

Claire Methven O'Brien (Editor), Olga Martin-Ortega (Editor)

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Abstract

This timely work reflects on the role and obligations of the state as a buyer of goods and services, from the dual disciplinary perspectives of public procurement and human rights. Through theoretical and doctrinal analyses, and practice-focused case studies, it interrogates the evolving character of public procurement as an interface for multiple normative regimes and competing policies. Challenging the prevailing paradigm which subordinates human rights to narrowly-defined economic goals, insightful contributions advance a compelling case for greater inter-disciplinarity and policy coherence as crucial to realising international policies such as those embodied in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages272
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78811 631 2
ISBN (Print)978 1 78811 630 5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameCorporations, Globalisation and the Law

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    Methven O'Brien, C., & Martin-Ortega, O. (Eds.) (2019). Public Procurement and Human Rights: Opportunities, Risks and Dilemmas for the State as Buyer. (Corporations, Globalisation and the Law). Edward Elgar Publishing.