Research Project

Business and Human Rights Responsibilities of the Arms Industry

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This project is in partnership with Amnesty International.

The arms control industry has been largely ignored within the field of business and human rights. Clinic members will research and write a report on how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (‘UNGP’), the most authoritative framework for business and human rights, can be applied to arms companies. Focusing on the case study of arms deals affecting the conflict in Yemen, this project will consider how the “home states” of arms companies should regulate the human rights impacts of the arms industry, and what due diligence would look like for the arms industry.


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