The Oxford Business and Human Rights Network invites you to attend the second talk in a three-part series ‘Human Rights Due Diligence in Law and Practice’. This session will focus on the UK Government approach to business and human rights legislation and inter alia examine the efficiency of the corporate reporting under the Modern Slavery Act and civil society campaign towards enacting mandatory human rights due diligence legislation in the UK.
Marilyn is Executive Director of The Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition Ltd, an NGO coalition working to end corporate practices that harm people and the environment. As part of this role, Marilyn sits on the board of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice. Under Marilyn’s leadership, CORE led campaigning for the transparency in supply chains clause in the Modern Slavery Act. Prior to taking up her current role in 2012, Marilyn worked in advocacy positions for NGOs including the Refugee Council and Oxfam.
Dr Anil Yilmaz Vastardis is a Lecturer at the School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. She is a co-director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project. Her main research interests are in the fields of international investment law and business and human rights. She has published works on parent-subsidiary relationships in the business and human rights context, non-financial reporting, duty of care in supply chain relationships, human rights in investment contracts, and the embedded inequalities in the investment treaty regime. She is one of the founding partners of the @iel_collective.
Anna is a Business and Human Rights Advisor at Triponel Consulting. A lawyer previously qualified in three jurisdictions (UK, USA and France - currently non-practising), Anna advises companies, their in-house legal departments, law firms and investors on translating consideration for human rights risks into business processes and actions. She provides guidance on meeting the expectations of business and human rights-related laws and strengthening stakeholder engagement, facilitates internal and external processes to strategically tackle systemic human rights issues, and conducts human rights impact assessments in higher-risk environments. She has worked and lived in a range of countries across Africa and Asia. Anna served as legal consultant with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, supporting Professor John Ruggie to develop the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. She co-facilitates the Law Firm Business and Human Rights Peer Learning Process bringing together leading law firms working on embedding human rights into their operations.