Olga Martin-Ortega

About/Bio

Olga Martin-Ortega is Professor of International Law at the School of Law, University of Greenwich. She leads the Business Human Rights and the Environment Research Group (BHRE). She has been researching business and human rights two decades. She has also undertaken extensive research in the areas of post-conflict reconstruction, transitional justice and international criminal law. Olga is a member of the Board of Trustees of Electronics Watch and a member of the Board of Directors of the London Universities Purchasing Consortium . She is a founding member and acted as the first coordinator of the European Society of International Law Interest Group on Business and Human Rights. She is a founding member and member of the Advisory Board of the Business, Conflict and Human Rights Network and member of the International Learning Lab on Procurement and Human Rights. She works with the Modern Slavery Prevention Unit of the UK Home Office, the OSCE and the ILO producing guidance and training on public procurement and human rights.

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Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: options of monitoring, enforcing and remedy under the future EU legislation

In 2020 the EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders expressed a commitment to legislate mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence obligations for EU companies.  This commitment in turn flows from the EU and member states’ support for the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) which call for all businesses to undertake due…

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