key speakers and honorary guests

Olena Uvarova

Ph.D in Law, lecturer in the Theory of Law Department, Head of the International Lab on business and human rights in the Yaroslav Mudriy National Law University. Dr. Uvarova is the author of more than 80 scientific papers on the theory of law, human rights, gender equality, anti-discrimination policy, business and human rights. Since 2014, […]

Beata Faracik

internationally recognized Human Rights & Business expert/lawyer with almost 20 years of professional experience. Her areas of expertise cover Human Rights, Human Rights & Business (BHR), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), International Public Law, EU internal & external policies, enabling and protecting civil society/HRDs. She holds MA in Law, LL.M. in Human Rights and Intellectual Property […]

Danielle Anne Pamplona

Full Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) – Brazil; Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Post-Doctoral Studies at American University, Washington-DC; Doctor of Law at Federal University of Santa Catarina – Brazil; Director of the Human Rights Clinic at PUCPR; Vice-Director of the Latin American […]

Anita Ramasastry

Chair of the Working group on Business and Human rights Ms. Ramasastry is the Roland L. Hjorth Professor of Law and the Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School Of Law. She researches and teaches in the fields of law and development, anti-corruption, international commercial law and […]

Kateryna Levchenko

Governmental Commissioner for Gender Policy. Ph.D., Professor. For more than 20 years Kateryna has been the head of the NGO «La Strada-Ukraine». Deputy of Ukrainian Parliament of the 5th convocation, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE (2006-2007). Author and initiator of improvement laws on prevention of domestic violence, strengthening of protection children, introduction […]

Yurii Barabash

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Vise-Rector for Academic Work of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine

Tara Van Ho

Lecturer in the University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Centre, where she currently serves as the Director of the post-graduate taught programmes in human rights. A core member of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project, her research primarily focuses on issues of business and human rights in situations of armed conflict and post-conflict […]