The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) recently announced the appointment of four new members to its International Advisory Board, including Associate Professor Deanna Kemp, Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining. Professor John Ruggie, IHRB's International Advisory Board Chair, said: "We are delighted to welcome Srilatha Batliwala, Nayan Chanda, Deanna Kemp, Mark Taylor and Meg Roggensack to the IHRB Board and team. Their deep expertise on international development, economic, and legal matters will be of enormous value as IHRB seeks to deepen the impact of its activities as a think-and-do-tank working to advance the business and human rights agenda around the world." http://www.ihrb.org/news/2014/ihrb-appoints-four-new-board-members.html
The IHRB is a global centre of excellence and expertise on the relationship between business and internationally proclaimed human rights standards. The IHRB provides a trusted, impartial space for dialogue and independent analysis to deepen understanding of human rights challenges and issues and the appropriate role of business. The Institute seeks to address problems where the law may be unclear, where accountability and responsibility may not be well-defined, and where legitimate dispute settlement mechanisms may be non-existent or poorly-administered.
Deanna is set to attend her second board meeting in September, in Washington DC.