Director, Human Rights and Business Department
Danish Institute for Human Rights
1999, PhD in Political Science, specializing in Int'l Human Rights Law, Univ. of Cambridge. Appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to serve on working group of 5 independent experts on the issue of human rights and business. As a UN Special Procedures Mandate holder, is independent from any government or organization and serves in individual capacity. Founder and Director (on leave for duration of UN mandate), Human Rights and Business Department, Danish Institute for Human Rights. Principal designer, Human Rights Compliance Assessment (HRCA), the most comprehensive and widely used tool for detecting human rights risks in business operations.