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IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

29 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

Palais de Congres de Paris, Paris, France

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Anita Ramasastry


Anita Ramasastry is the Henry M Jackson Professor of Law and the Director of the Sustainable International Development Graduate program at the University of Washington. She researches in the fields of business and human rights, anti-corruption, law and sustainable development. From 2016-2022, she served as a member and chair of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as an independent expert. During her tenure, she worked to connect business and human rights agenda to anti-corruption and integrity initiatives among governments, businesses and civil society. She is currently the Special Representative on Combatting Corruption at the OSCE. From 2019-2021, she served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption and was a member of Transparency International’s Council from 2022-2023. Ramasastry has worked on anti-corruption initiatives for the World Bank, the EBRD, USAID and civil society organisations such as Global Witness. From 2009-2011, she served as a Senior Advisor in the US International Trade Administration, where she helped launch key anti-corruption initiatives with APEC, the G20 and the OECD.