Our experts Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group

Dr Olga Martin-Ortega

Dr Olga Martin-Ortega is Reader in Public International Law and leads the BHRE Research Group. She has been researching business and human rights for over ten years. She has also undertaken extensive research in the areas of post-conflict reconstruction, transitional justice and international criminal law.

Dr Martin-Ortega is a member of the Board of Trustees of Electronics Watch as well as a member of its Advisory Group as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the London Universities Purchasing Consortium. She is a founding member and acted as the Chair of the European Society of International Law Interest Group on Business and Human Rights until September 2015. She is also a founding member and member of the Executive Committee of the London Transitional Justice Network. She is also a member of the team of Environment Development Consultants-EDC.

Dr Martin-Ortega 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 at the University of Barcelona.

Dr Opi Outhwaite

Dr Opi Outhwaite is Senior Lecturer in Law. Her research focuses on governance and natural resources including accountability of multinational corporations and public and private governance for health, agriculture and the environment.

Opi has published widely in her research areas as well as undertaking numerous outreach and dissemination activities. She has a track record of providing research and consultancy for governmental and non- governmental bodies including as a member of the Electronics Watch Advisory Group and for the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and equivalent bodies in Tanzania and Belize.

Opi is Managing Editor of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law journal ('e-journal') and participates in several networks for international environmental law and business and human rights. She also teaches aspects of Human Rights and Civil Liberties and International Environmental Law and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects in these fields.

William Rook

William Rook is a PhD candidate and a Researcher in the BHRE Research Group. He is a member of the Electronics Watch Advisory Group. He has a law degree from SOAS, University of London, a Master's in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and is admitted to practice as a Solicitor.

Veronica Torres

Veronica Torres is a PhD candidate and a Researcher in the BHRE Research Group. She has a law degree from Universidad del Norte (Colombia) and a LL.M degree in International Law from American University WCL (USA). Before she joined Greenwich she was a lecturer in international law in the Universidad del Norte

Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group is part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, University of Greenwich.