Komala Ramachandra, Senior Researcher for Business and Human Rights at Human Rights Watch, assesses the strategies used by corporations to prevent and remedy human rights violations, including due diligence processes, impact assessments, and grievance procedures.
This is the third event in the Human Rights Institute’s series, “Is Business Co-opting the Business & Human Rights Field?”
Ramachandra is the Senior Researcher on Business and Human Rights at Human Rights Watch. Prior to joining HRW, Komala was an attorney with Accountability Counsel, working with communities to hold international companies and banks accountable for their actions, and ensure that national laws and institutional policies support transparency, accountability, and access to remedy. She has worked with indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon harmed by petroleum projects, on behalf of clients in Oaxaca, Mexico, impacted by a US-supported hydropower project, and with communities in Nepal and India to hold the World Bank Group accountable for human rights violations caused by its investments.
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.