Vrije Universiteit and Fairtrade International

In collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, we undertake a study of existing human rights issues (and ways to mitigate these) in Fairtrade’s coffee and banana supply chains in Ethiopia, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. We look into the relevance of FTI certification systems for human rights, study the human rights due diligence relevance of these interventions and assess the use and relevance of company level complaint mechanisms in Fairtrade supply chains.