human rights & business (and a few other things)





Business and Human Rights. History, Law and Policy. Bridging the Accountability Gap, Routledge (2017).

Journal articles

Schebesta, Bernaz, Macchi, “The European Union Farm to Fork Strategy: Sustainability and Responsible Business in the Food Supply Chain”, European Food and Feed Law Review, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp. 420 – 427 (2020).

Bernaz, “Conceptualizing Corporate Accountability in International Law: Models for a Business and Human Rights Treaty”. Human Rights Review (2020).

Rao and Bernaz, “Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights in Assam Tea Plantations: A Business and Human Rights Approach”, Sustainability, 12(18), 7409 (2020).

Bernaz and Pietropaoli,  “Developing a Business and Human Rights Treaty: Lessons from the Deep Seabed Mining Regime under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea”, Business and Human Rights Journal (2020).

Monciardini, Bernaz, Andhov, “The Organizational Dynamics of Compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act in the Food and Tobacco Sector”, Business and Society (2019).

Bernaz, “An Analysis of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor’s Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritization from the Perspective of Business and Human Rights”, Journal of International Criminal Justice (2017).

Bernaz and Pietropaoli, “The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Business and Human Rights Treaty Negotiations”, Journal of Human Rights Practice (2017).

Bernaz, “Corporate Criminal Liability under International Law: the New TV S.A.L. and Akhbar Beirut S.A.L. Cases at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon”, 13 Journal of International Criminal Justice (2015) 313-330.

Bernaz, “Enhancing Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations: Is Extraterritoriality the Magic Potion?, Journal of Business Ethics, October 2013, Volume 117, Issue 3, pp 493-511.

Book chapters

“Resources Grabbing and Human Rights:  Building a Triangular Relationship Between States, Indigenous Peoples and Corporations”, in Angelica Bonfanti, Francesca Romanin Jacur, Francesco Seatzu (eds), Natural Resources Grabbing: An International Law Perspective, Brill (2015) co-authored with Dr Jérémie Gilbert.

“State Obligations with regard to the Extraterritorial Activities of Companies Domiciled on their Territories”, in Carla Buckley, Alice Donald, Philip Leach (eds.), Towards Convergence in International Human Rights Law, Brill Martinus Nijhoff (2017), pp. 435-453.

Establishing Liability for Financial Complicity in International Crimesin Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky & Jernej Letnar Černič (eds.), Making Sovereign Financing & Human Rights Work, Hart Publishing (2014), pp. 61-76.


Business and Human Rights: A Guidance,  British Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011). Available here. (jointly written with Dr Jérémie Gilbert)

Westlaw Insight – online encyclopedia  

“Business and Human Rights” entry

Book review

Review of L. Bilsky, The Holocaust, Corporations, and the Law, Journal of the History of International Law  21 (2019) 450–453.

Review of D. Karp, Responsibility for Human Rights, Transnational Corporations in Imperfect States, in Business and Human Rights Journal (2016) 1.

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