Rachel Chambers

Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of Connecticut School of Business, and Co-Director of the UConn Business and Human Rights Initiative

Biography

Dr. Rachel Chambers is an Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of Connecticut School of Business, and Co-Director of the UConn Business and Human Rights Initiative. Prior to her faculty appointment, Dr. Chambers was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UConn’s Human Rights Institute.

Dr. Chambers’ research centers on corporate accountability mechanisms. Her doctorate in law from the University of Essex considers the challenges using of extraterritorial solutions to address corporate human rights violations. In current projects she investigates corporate human rights litigation and the accountability potential of laws mandating human rights disclosure and due diligence by corporations.

Dr. Chambers’ background is in the practice of law as a Barrister (England and Wales). She has worked as a consultant in business and human rights to organizations including the UN Global Compact, Inclusive Development International, Amnesty International, the Corporate Justice Coalition, and Transform Trade.

As Co-Director of the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum, a body comprising 350 teachers of business and human rights from 140 different countries, Dr. Chambers is actively engaged in business and human rights pedagogy.

At UConn, in addition to serving as Co-Director of the Business and Human Rights Initiative, Dr. Chambers is a member of the steering committee of the Human Rights Institute Director’s Gladstein Committee. She advises UConn’s President’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility on the advancement of socially responsible policies within the university and she is Social Media Co-editor of the Journal of Human Rights.

Recent Relevant Publications

  1. 2023
    Judicial Remedy
    In Teaching Business and Human Rights . Edward Elgar.
    Chambers, R. (2023)
  2. 2023
    Guiding Principle 3: General State Regulatory and Policy Functions
    In Research Handbook on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Edward Elgar.
    Chambers, R., & Vastardis, A. Y. (2023)
  3. 2023
    Toward Corporate Group Accountability
    In Research Handbook on Corporate Liability. Edward Elgar.
    Chambers, R., Harper Ho, V., & Berger-Walliser, G. (2023)
  4. 2023
    Litigating Corporate Human Rights Information
    American Business Law Journal, 60(1), 111.
    Chambers, R. (2023)