Ayesha Dias

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Honorary Lecturer and Member of CEPMLP Global Academic Team


Ms Ayesha Dias has a BA (Hons) in Political Science, LL.B, and LL.M from the University of Bombay and a LL.M degree from Columbia University, New York with specialisation in human rights.

Since 2002, Ms Dias is a Consultant to the Bureau for Development Policy (Democratic Governance Group) UNDP, New York on access to justice and human rights issues. She has initiated and directs the program on Human Rights and the International Natural Resource Industry at CEPMLP.

As a Senior Adviser in Law and Policy from 1995-1999, in the United Nations, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations she undertook policy studies on legal aspects of human rights, sustainable development, governance and environmental justice.

Ms Dias has conducted training workshops for capacity building in the environmental management of natural resources in developing countries and has been a resource person in training of trainers workshops, at the Asia-Pacific Center for Environmental Law, University of Singapore and at the International Environmental Law training program conducted by IUCN and UNITAR, New York.

She is a contributor on human rights, environment and corporate accountability to the UNDP Human Development Report 2000. Prior to her joining the United Nations, (1992-1994), Ms. Dias initiated the environment unit for teaching and research at CEPMLP. She has published widely in the field of natural resources and human rights.

She is also the editor of the Annual Review of United Nations Affairs since 1995.


Teaches On-Campus Modules for:

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Business Transactions (CP52037)

This module aims to provide students with practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) so that students can integrate responsible business practices into all levels of corporate operations.

Students will learn to deliver practical solutions to issues in the CSR debate, with learning from case studies, corporate sector experts and academic research.