Dr Tara Van Ho

Dr Tara Van Ho

Senior Lecturer, Essex Law School

Dr Tara Van Ho is a Senior Lecturer at Essex Law School and at the Essex Human Rights Centre. She is the co-President of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association and sits on the Editorial Board of the Business and Human Rights Journal. She is one of the leaders of our Essex Business and Human Rights Project, through which she advises states, intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, and businesses on issues of business, investment, and human rights.

Her main research interests are business and human rights, investment law and human rights, economic, social and cultural rights, and transitional justice.

Tara has taught business and human rights on summer schools in India, Italy, France, and at the prestigious Abo Akademi in Finland. She routinely presents at conferences and has served on several panels at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, addressing the impact of investment law and the corporate veil on human rights, and on particular issues stemming from the application of business and human rights in situations of armed conflict.

She studied law at the University of Cincinnati and was a licensed attorney in the US State of Ohio until January 2019. She holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and PhD in Law from the University of Essex.

Taught Courses

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Business and Human Rights

This training course will examine how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been utilized to advance the concept of business respect for human rights throughout the UN system, the impact of the Guiding Principles on other international organizations, as well as the impact of standards and guidance developed by these different bodies.

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