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About Andreas Rühmkorf

Andreas Rühmkorf is a Lecturer in Commercial Law at the University of Sheffield. His book Corporate Social Responsibility, Private Law and Global Supply Chains was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2015. Andreas is also a qualified German lawyer holding both the First and Second State Exam in law.

Articles by Andreas Rühmkorf

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The ILO report on ‘decent work in global supply chains’ - much ado about nothing?

The background report for the International Labour Conference 2016 raises important questions about supply chain responsibility, but does not provide enough answers about the way forward.

Global supply chains: the role of law? A role for law!

International law lacks stringent mechanisms for ensuring worker protection in global supply chains. It is the responsibility of the wealthy nations which are home to major corporations to fill this legal gap.

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