Indian-Origin Professor Appointed UN Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses

Surya Deva, an associate professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong, has been named by the Geneva-based UNHRC as the Asia-Pacific representative of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.
Surya Deva, an associate professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong, has been named by the Geneva-based UNHRC as the Asia-Pacific representative of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

NEW YORK (TIP): An India-born academician has been named by the UN Human Rights Council as an adviser to one of its working groups on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Surya Deva has been appointed by the Geneva-based UNHRC as the Asia-Pacific representative of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Deva is an associate professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong and his research interests lie in Business and Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility, India-China Constitutional Law, and Sustainable Development.

Deva recently wrote a background paper for India’s National Framework on Business and Human Rights and in 2014. He was elected a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law.

President of the Human Rights Council Choi Kyong-lim informed in a letter to all permanent representatives to the United Nations Office at Geneva last week about Deva’s appointment.

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