Sep 29, 2020
The United States spends over 500 billion dollars annually on contracting on things as mundane as uniforms to things as complex as weapons systems. While many of these contracted goods are manufactured within human rights laws and within the bounds of labor laws, reports of human rights abuses at firms with federal contracts come up often.
Isabelle Glimcher is a fellow at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the author of "Purchasing Power: How the US Government Can Use Federal Procurement to Uphold Human Rights." She joined the program now to discuss her paper and the ways contracting rules can further human rights worldwide.