Dr Virginia Mantouvalou appointed Specialist Advisor to Joint Committee on Human Rights for Inquiry on ‘Business and Human Rights’
Monday 18 July 2016
Dr Virginia Mantouvalou, Reader in Human Rights and Labour Law and Co-Director of the UCL Institute for Human Rights, has been appointed Specialist Advisor to the Joint Committee on Human Rights for Inquiry on ‘Business and Human Rights’.
Together with Professor Robert McCorquodale, Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Dr Mantouvalou will assist the Committee in this inquiry over the coming months.
Dr Mantouvalou said:
‘I am very pleased to be involved in the inquiry of the Joint Committee on Human Rights on Business and Human Rights. The UK led the way in the field by being the first country that published its National Action Plan in 2013 (revised in 2016), implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
It is also interesting to note that the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 contains a section on Transparency in Supply Chains. The Committee will examine the progress made by the Government this far, in an area that of course sets important challenges in regulation and compliance’.