Caroline Rees - Harvard University
Caroline Rees
Areas of practice:
  • ADR & Mediation
Harvard University

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Caroline is the Director of the Governance and Accountability Program with the JFK School of Government’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. Her main area of focus is on corporate accountability and human rights and in particular the development of grievance and dispute management mechanisms to address the conflicts arising between companies and groups they impact in society.

She is currently on leave from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which she joined in 1992. While with the Foreign Office in London she worked variously on Iran, UN Security Council business and the East Timor crisis, and headed the London coordination team for the negotiations to enlarge the EU to central Europe. Caroline was posted to Slovakia following the split of Czechoslovakia, where she ran the UK’s transition aid program from 1994-1997. From 2003 to 2006 she was posted at the UK’s Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, where she led the UK’s human rights negotiating team. During that time she chaired the UN negotiations that led to the creation of the mandate of the UN SRSG on business and human rights, to which Professor Ruggie was subsequently appointed. Caroline is a Trustee of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, a Board member of RESOLVE and a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Social Compliance Program. She has a BA Hons from Oxford University and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

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