Chiara Macchi Wageningen University and Research

Chiara Macchi is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Researcher at Wageningen University & Research – Law Group and an associate member of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project. She holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies with a thesis on the protection of human rights in the supply chains of transnational corporations. Since 2012, she has conducted consultancies for governments, NGOs, companies, trade unions and lawyers on business and human rights-related issues, including supply chain human rights due diligence. 

In 2019, she was awarded the EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to carry out a two-year research project on business and human rights focusing on EU policies (BHR_EU, 2019–2021). She is the co-chair of the Business and Human Rights working group of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research and a co-coordinator of the the European Law Institute’s project ‘Business and Human Rights: Access to Justice and Effective Remedies’.

Field of expertise in the B&HRs area: State Duty to Protect; Human Rights Due Diligence; Climate Change; International Mechanisms of Protection of Human Rights

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