The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, in partnership with the Oxford Business and Human Rights Network, is pleased to invite you to the online launch, on 2 March 2022, of a new Open Access book by Dr Virginie Rouas, the winner of the IALS PhD Thesis Book Prize

The launch event will take place online on 2 March 2022 between 15.30 and 17.30. Joining the author for this event will be two discussants, each of whom have a long and distinguished career in Business and Human Rights Law.

Dr Rachel Chambers is an Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of Connecticut School of Business. Dr Chambers’ research centres on corporate accountability mechanisms. She has worked as a consultant to major players in the business and human rights sphere, including the UN Global Compact and Amnesty International. She is the Co-Director of the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum.

Krishnendu Mukherjee, of Doughty Street Chambers, is a barrister and Indian advocate, working with the most vulnerable and marginalised, especially from the global south, through his trans-national practice of immigration, environment and business and human rights. He also spearheads projects designed to provide ethical initiatives, human rights due diligence and remedy solutions for companies with transgressive supply chains.

See here for more details and a registration link for this free event. 

Achieving Access to Justice in a Business and Human Rights Context 

The book explores the interplay between access to justice and business and human rights, a growing area of international human rights law, in European civil-law countries. 

The book is available to download free as a PDF from the Humanities Digital Library or available in print for £35. See here for more details of how to order.

Special discount of 30% until the end of March 2022

Discount code is ROUAS30


Dr Virginie Rouas

Dr Virginie Rouas is a Research Associate at SOAS, University of London, and a Legal Advisor for Milieu, a Brussels-based consultancy specialising in EU law and policy. Dr Rouas holds a PhD in Law from SOAS and an LLM in Environmental Law from the University of Strasbourg (France). Her principal areas of expertise include access to justice, business and human rights, global environmental law, and EU law and policy. 

At Milieu, she manages and carries out research and legal compliance projects on environmental, fundamental rights, justice, and financial markets issues. As a Research Associate at SOAS, she conducts research and teaches the International Environmental Law course (for the winter term 2022).

See also a previous IALS Blog post by Dr Rouas Killing two birds with one stone: Milieudefensie v RDS, a game changer for climate change and corporate accountability