Olga Martin-Ortega

Dr Olga Martin-Ortega joined the University of Greenwich in November 2012 as a Reader in Public International Law. In Greenwich she leads the Business, Human Rights and Environment Research Group (see: http://www.bhre.org/) and undertakes research on multinational enterprises and human rights, post-conflict reconstruction and transitional justice (see research interests).

Before joining Greenwich she was Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict (CHRC), School of Law, University of East London. From 2010 she was also member of the management team at the Centre. As a member of the CHRC Olga undertook research in peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction and transitional justice and taught on the LLM programme, leading the modules on war and human rights and business and human rights. She was also the co-ordinator of the LLM International Criminal Justice, Chair of the School of Law Research Ethics Committee and a member of the University Research Ethics Committee.

Before joining the University of East London, she was a lecturer in law at Napier University (Edinburgh), where she taught European Law. From 2001–05 she worked at the University of Jaen where she was a lecturer in law and undertook her PhD, funded by a prestigious grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education on formation and training of researchers and lecturers. During her time at the University of Jaen Olga taught extensively on public international law, European law and international human rights law, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She was also the co-ordinator of the Erasmus student exchange programme. 

Olga is currently a member of several international research networks, including the Interest Group on Business and Human Rights of the European Society of International Law (Chair of the Board); London Transitional Justice Network (Member of the Executive Committee); CEIDA (Research Network on Corporate Social Responsibility in Extractive Industries in Developing Areas) and Research Group on Private International Law and Human Rights (Spain).She also teaches online postgraduate courses on business and human rights at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and the Pontificia Catolica Universidad de Peru and specialised workshops on peacebuilding in the University of Barcelona.