International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Gwynne Skinner

Workstreams: Corruption and Remedy

Gwynne Skinner is a professor at Willamette University College of Law where she teaches in the area of international human rights and directs the College’s Human Rights Clinic.   She has written extensively about barriers to the right to remedy and how to overcome them, especially for business-related human rights violations.  She has authored or co-authored two reports for ICAR, The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business, and Parent Company Accountability.  She is currently working on a book regarding Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: Overcoming Barriers to Remedy for Cambridge Univ. Press.  She has spoken and presented on the topic of access to remedy for business-related human rights violations on several occasions, including at the annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights.  Professor Skinner also has experience litigating human rights violations, including under the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victims Protection Act, and before the European Court of Human Rights.  She has also authored a number of human rights reports.