International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Anita Ramasastry

Workstreams: Global Governance and NormsCorruption and RemedyFinance, Trade, and Investment

Anita Ramasastry is the Roland L. Hjorth Professor of Law and the Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School of Law. She researches and teaches in the fields of law and development, anti-corruption, international commercial law and business and human rights. From 2009-2012, Anita served as a senior advisor to the International Trade Administration of the US Department of Commerce. She has authored numerous scholarly articles and reports focused on emerging issues in business and human rights including the influential survey on access to remedy, Commerce, Crime and Conflict (with Mark Taylor and Bob Thompson). Anita has advised many intergovernmental and civil society organizations including the World Bank, USAID, the Institute for Human Rights and Business, BSR, Amnesty International and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable. In 2016, Anita was appointed to the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. Anita is also a recurring visiting professor at the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the Central European University in Budapest. She is a founding co editor in chief of the Business and Hunan Rights Journal (Cambridge). Anita is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and the University of Sydney.