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Name of Resource

Second National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking in Ireland

Type

Policy

Country / jurisdiction

Ireland

Enacting authority

Department of Justice and Equality of Ireland

Entry into force / date of approval

October 2016

Description

The Second National Action Plan builds on Ireland’s responses and commitment to work together with its partners to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings. It leverages and builds on international and domestic experience to date and provides for new initiatives in order to address trafficking in human beings in all its forms. The National Action Plan complements the commitments under Ireland’s Second National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security and those set out in the Working Outline of the National Plan on Business and Human Rights.

The Second National Action Plan Part 1 outlines the structures and policies Ireland has put in place to address trafficking in human beings and support it victims and the developments and evaluations that have informed the drafting of this second plan. Part 2 of the plan highlights the priorities identified by authorities to further address this issue and sets out clear targets for delivery. Measures related to supply chains are being discussed in sections on awareness-raising and training, awareness-raising and evaluation and demand reduction.

Availability

ENG: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/JELR/Pages/human_trafficking

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Name of Resource

National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017–2020

Type

Policy

Country / jurisdiction

Ireland

Enacting authority

Government of Ireland

Entry into force / date of approval

November 2017

Description

The Plan is divided into three sections: section one sets out the international context and domestic consultative process which has informed the development of the National Plan. Section two summarises the current legislative and regulatory framework in Ireland. Section three contains the actions to be taken under the plan. A number of actions focus on policy coherence across all government departments and agencies while others are initial priority actions for the Business and Human Rights implementation group.

Supply chains are discussed in the Foreword – “The impact of business activity on the enjoyment of human rights is increasingly recognised. For employees and customers this can be direct and immediate, but other persons may be affected indirectly, for example by supply chain decisions”. Furthermore, supply chains are featured in section two on current legislative and regulatory framework, section three on actions - initial priorities for the Business and Human Rights Implementation Group and annex 1 – List of additional and ongoing actions to be carried out across Government.

Availability

ENG: https://www.dfa.ie/media/dfa/alldfawebsitemedia/National-Plan-on-Business-and-Human-Rights-2017-2020.pdf

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Name of Resource

Incorporating Social Considerations into Public Procurement

Type

Policy

Country / jurisdiction

Ireland

Enacting authority

Office of Government Procurement

Entry into force / date of approval

December 2018

Description

The purpose of this Information Note is to help policy makers and practitioners understand how procurement can be used to facilitate the advancement of existing social policy objectives as well as the wider context and implications of including them in particular procurement projects. While THB and supply chains are not specifically called out, the note provides general guidance on incorporating any social consideration, of which THB can be one, into public procurement processes.

Availability

ENG: https://ogp.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/Social-Considerations-Information-Note-Final_12.12.2018.pdf  

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Name of Resource

Circular 20/2019: Promoting the use of Environmental and Social Considerations in Public Procurement

Type

Policy

Country / jurisdiction

Ireland

Enacting authority

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Entry into force / date of approval

October 2019

Description

The purpose of this circular is to promote the wider use of environmental and social considerations in public procurement. While the Circular pays particular regard to Green Public Procurement, it recognises that there are also possibilities for public bodies to deliver wider social aims through their procurement processes. While Trafficking of Human Beings is not specifically called out in the Circular it is regarded as falling within the area of social considerations and thus Government departments can refer to the circular to support consideration of THB in their public procurement. This is best done in conjunction with the Office of Government Procurement’s Information Note on Incorporating Social Considerations into Public Procurement.

Availability

ENG: https://ogp.gov.ie/circular-20-2019-promoting-the-use-of-environmental-and-social-considerations-in-public-procurement/

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