Claire Bright is an Associate Professor in Private Law at Nova Law School in Lisbon as well as the Founder and 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 courses, events and trainings in the field of Business and Human Rights. She has published widely in the field (in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese) and has contributed to various expert studies and policy reports for Governments, NGOs, as well as for the European institutions (European Commission and European Parliament), for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other European and international organizations, which include:
- A study for the European Commission ondue diligence requirements through the supply chains which forms the basis of the current Draft Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. 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.’
- A study for the European Parliament on Access to legal remedies for victims of corporate human rights abuses in third countries which was notably referred to in the paper of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on Business-related human rights abuse reported in the EU and available remedies, as well as 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 11.11.11 and the Working Group on Corporate Accountability on the Options for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence in Belgium which forms the basis of a legislative proposal currently being discussed in Belgium.
- A study on trade policy and child labour prepared for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament entitled ’50 Billion Euros: Europe’s Child Labor Footprint in 2019′.