Associate Professor Justine Nolan shortlisted for UNWG on Business and Human Rights | Law

Associate Professor Justine Nolan shortlisted for UNWG on Business and Human Rights

Associate Professor Justine Nolan has been shortlisted in the top three out of twenty eligible candidates for the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights. Justine's research focuses on the intersection of business and human rights, in particular, accountability for corporate violations of human rights. 

On being shortlisted, Justine commented, "It’s an honour to make the UN shortlist for the Working Group on Business and Human Rights. It is one of the principal bodies within the UN dealing with these issues. Some of the tough challenges in this field at the moment include figuring out how to best regulate complex corporate global supply chains to ensure there is greater respect for human rights from the firm at the very top to the workers at the bottom of the chain. There are many useful voluntary initiatives making some progress and also an ongoing discussion about a human rights and business treaty. It is an exciting time to be working in this field!"

Justine has been working and researching in this field for 20 years both in Australia and overseas. She has practical experience working alongside companies and NGOs and has advised government, the UN and the ILO on the challenges in this area. Justine’s recent book Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice is the first text book to be published on business and human rights.

You can read the Report of the Consultative Group to the President of the Human Rights Council (13 June 2016) for more information.

Congratulations Justine!