Marta Bordignon Human Rights International Corner (HRIC)

Marta Bordignon, Ph.D. in International Law from University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy), with a thesis on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights through National Action Plans in Italy, Spain and the UK. Currently, Dr. Bordignon is Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Politics of Europe and Politics of the Global Economy at Temple University, Rome Campus. She is Research Assistant and Member of the Working Group of the Research Project “The implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by the European Union and its Member States”, coordinated by the International Law and International Relations Department of the University of Seville (Spain).

She co-founded the association Human Rights International Corner (HRIC), of which she has been appointed as President in May 2018. Since 2018, she is co-director of the “Business and Human Rights” Summer School.

She authored several papers and book’s chapters about the implementation at national level of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, corporate social responsibility, human rights due diligence, indigenous people rights and human trafficking and modern slavery. 

Given the proactive dialogue established with the Italian governmental institutions – and specifically with the Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights (in Italian CIDU) – HRIC has taken part to the consultation process that led to the drafting of the Italian “National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights 2016-2021”, as well as to the mid-term review process. Finally – with the aim to improving its interaction and dialogue with the involved stakeholders – in May 2018 HRIC has become an Association under Italian law.

Field of expertise in the B&HRs area: State Duty to Protect; Human Rights Due Diligence, National Action Plans

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