Jena Martin is a professor at West Virginia University College of Law. She has written extensively on many issues, including the intersection of securities regulation and human rights impacts. She is the author of several articles on the subject including, "The End of the Beginning? A Comprehensive Examination of the U.N.’s Business and Human Rights Agenda" (Fordham J. Corp. Financial Law), which earned her the law school’s Significant Scholarship Award. In addition, Prof. Martin has co-edited and co-authored a number of books in the field of securities regulation and business and human rights including: The Business and Human Rights Landscape: Moving Forward, Looking Back (Cambridge University Press); When the Levees Break: Re-visioning Regulation of the Securities Markets (Lexington Books) and Dying to be Heard: Businesses’ Impact on Communities, (forthcoming Anthem Press). She has presented her research at the United Nations.
Karen E. Bravo is a Vice Dean and Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She has lectured on human trafficking and slavery around the world and is the founder and leader of the Slavery Past, Present and Future project, an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together scholars of slavery from a multiplicity of disciplines. Professor Bravo’s publications include: "Exploring the Analogy between Modern Trafficking in Humans and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade;" "Free Labor! A Labor Liberalization Solution to Modern Trafficking in Persons;" "Interrogating the State’s Role in Human Trafficking; and Interrogating Everyperson’s Roles in Today’s Slaveries." She also co-edited the volume The Business and Human Rights Landscape: Moving Forward, Looking Back (Cambridge University Press) and Dying to be Heard: Businesses' Impact on Communities (forthcoming Anthem Press).
Tara Van Ho is a lecturer and the educational director of the post-graduate programmes in human rights at the University of Essex’s School of Law and Human Rights Centre (UK). She is a Vice President of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association (‘BR2R’) and the Conference Chair for the organization’s 2019 annual workshop, which will be held in Essex in September. Her most recent publications include ‘Investor Obligations in Occupied Territories: A report on the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global’ and ‘Assessing the Duty of Care for Social Auditors,’ European Review of Private Law, vol. 27(2), both of which came out in April, ‘The Fukushima diaspora: assessing the state-based non-judicial remedies,’ in Civil and Political Rights in Japan: A Tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley(Saul Takahashi, ed.), which came out in February, and ‘The Duty to Prosecute and the Role of Victims’ Rights,’ in Beyond the Binary: Securing Peace and Promoting Justice after Conflict(Nelson Camilo Sanchez and Rodrigo Uprimny, eds.), which came out in January.
A core member of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project, she advises states, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and occasionally businesses on issues of business, investment and human rights. Her primary research interest is on the impact of businesses and investment law on situations of armed conflict and transitional justice. As such, she did the principle drafting of a statement by eminent jurists on legal obligations when supporting reconstruction in Syria that was released in September 2018.