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Dr Irene Pietropaoli


Dr Irene Pietropaoli is a Senior Fellow in Business and Human Rights and joined BIICL in October 2018. She in the Director of the Human Rights Due Diligence Forum  and conducts research and training programmes on corporate human rights and environmental due diligence. For example she leads BIICL's research on human rights in global supply chains and BIICL's short course on business and human rights.  Irene is also leading BIICL's work on Artificial Intelligence  and its links with business and human rights.

Prior to joining BIICL, Irene worked with international organisations and NGOs in different countries of Europe, Latin America, and Asia. For three years, she was based in Myanmar, where she worked as a business and human rights consultant for Amnesty International. Previously, she was a Senior Researcher at Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. She also worked for the legal programme of ECPAT International in Thailand and for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica. At the beginning of her career Irene was a legal practitioner in Madrid, Spain.

Irene has published regularly in international human rights law journals, books, and newspapers. Her monograph 'Business, Human Rights and Transitional Justice' was published in May 2020 by Routledge.

Irene holds a PhD from the school of Law of Middlesex University, London. Her thesis is on remedies for corporate human rights abuses in transitional justice contexts. She has a first class honours LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights and first degrees in Law from the University La Sapienza of Rome and from the University of Barcelona.


Dr Irene Pietropaoli

Senior Fellow in Business & Human Rights

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