Claire Bright is an Associate Professor in Private Law at Nova Law School in Lisbon and the Director of the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment. She is also an Associate Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She regularly organizes short courses, events and trainings in the field of Business and Human Rights. She has published widely in the field and has contributed to various expert studies and policy reports for Governments, NGOs, as well as European and International organizations, which include:
- A study for the European Parliament on Access to legal remedies for victims of corporate human rights abuses in third countries. The study was recently referred to in the Draft Report of the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs with recommendations to the European Commission on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability (2020/2129(INL)).
- A study for the European Commission on due diligence requirements through the supply chains. The study was welcomed by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights which observed that ‘it provides a solid and much needed foundation for enhanced policy and regulatory action to address business-related human rights impacts across sectors and global value chains.’ On 29 April 2020, based on the findings of the study, EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders announced that the European Commission would launch a legislative initiative on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence which gave rise to the EU Draft Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence.
- A study for the 11.11.11 and the Working Group on Corporate Accountability on the Options for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence in Belgium.
Claire holds a PhD in International Law from the European University Institute, an LL.M in Private International Law and International Commercial Law from La Sorbonne Law School and a Double Bachelors degree in French and English Laws from UPEC.