Mr. Michael K. Addo, former member of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
Mr. Michael K. Addo is Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the Law Program at the London Global Gateway. Before joining Notre Dame he held appointments at the Universities of Exeter and Staffordshire and over his career has established an international reputation as an expert in human rights, and a leading scholar in the field of human rights and international business policy through his research, teaching and policy engagement. He has published several books, including one of the earliest collection of essays on Human Rights Standards and the Responsibility of Transnational Corporations (Nijhoff 1998), and articles in leading scholarly journals. Michael has successfully supervised and examined over thirty doctoral works and many of his students have progressed to successful careers as government legal advisors human rights advisors at international organisations and as successful university academics. As a member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, he served as chair of the Co-ordination Committee of the United Nations Special Procedure Mandate Holders 2015/2016 and serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Addis Ababa Roadmap between the special procedures mandate holders of the Human Rights Council and the African.