Andrea Shemberg is a common law and international human rights lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in business and human rights focusing on investment. From 2007 to 2011, Andrea served as Legal Advisor to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, John Ruggie (SRSG). She led the SRSG's work on investment, carrying out the joint SRSG-International Finance Corporation research on stabilisation clauses and human rights and leading the SRSG’s process to realise the Principles for Responsible Contracts, presented to the UN Human Rights Council with his final report. Andrea also advised the SRSG on a range of international law issues, assisting the SRSG in developing the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. She began her legal career as a management-side employment and labour law lawyer with a commercial law firm in the United States before completing her MSc in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Andrea also served as Legal Advisor to the Economic Relations team at Amnesty International UK and established the first Economic Relations team at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva.
Andrea currently Co-Directs the Iran Business Responsibility Project, is Co-Chair of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, where she co-convenes the annual Short Course on Business and Human Rights. During 2017-18 Andrea is also a Visiting Fellow at the Alliance Manchester Business School. She consults privately on business and human rights and carries out research and policy work for a range of public and private organizations including civil society organizations and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Teaches On-Campus Modules for:
Business and Human Rights Law and Policy In Oil, Gas and Mining (CP52067)
The primary aim of this module is to provide an in depth understanding of the content of international human rights law and policy as it applies to the oil, gas and mining industries.