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Martijn Scheltema

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V. - The Hague

Martijn Scheltema - Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V.
  • New Babylon
  • The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 2594 AC

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Martijn Scheltema has extensive experience in the Business Human Rights (BHR) area since 2007. He is a respected authority in the field of BHR, national as well as international. Next to advising clients on the issue he was co-founder of a project which has resulted in the establishment of ACCESS in 2012. Because of his experience in this area he has been appointed as the chair of the independent binding dispute resolution mechanism of the Dutch CSR Garment industry agreement. He currently also is chair of the CSR committee of the IBA and a member of the business and human rights project of the American Bar Association. He also is member of the Community of Practice of the European Commission on self- and co-regulation, amongst others involving BHR self- and co-regulation. He also holds scientific appointments in this area, as a professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and part of an international interdisciplinary research team in the BHR arena. Furthermore, he is member of the steering committee of the international academic network of MSI Integrity and of the OECD academic network of the Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct. He frequently speaks at international conferences and participates in panels. For example, he has organized, participated in or moderated panels at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva and at the IBA annual conferences for several consecutive years.