Mr David Birchall is a Visiting Fellow at the Law School. He has taught in the areas of Constitutional Law, Legal Concepts, Business and Law, and Human Rights, on the LLB, JD, and LLM programme.
His research focuses on business and human rights, socio-economic rights, globalization and corporations. He has previously taught in mainland China, and studied in the Netherlands and the UK. He is the editor of the Business and Human Rights Journal Blog, a member of the Oxford International Organizations Project and of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association, and was previously the Senior Research Fellow of the law school’s Human Rights Law and Policy Forum (HRLF).
- As co-editor: Research Handbook on Business and Human Rights David Birchall and Surya Deva (eds.) Edward Elgar (forthcoming, 2020).
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- ‘Unaccountable Contributors and Irremediable Impacts: The Possibility of a Trust Fund for Victims of Large-Scale Human Rights Impacts’ Australian Journal of Human Rights (forthcoming, 2019).
- ‘Between Apology and Utopia: the Indeterminacy of the Zero Draft Treaty on Business and Human Rights’ The Suffolk Journal of Transnational Law 40(2) (forthcoming, 2019).
- ‘Any Act, Any Harm, To Anyone: The Transformative Potential of “Human Rights Impacts” Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal 1(2) (2019).
- ‘The Consequentialism of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Towards the Fulfilment of “Do No Harm”’ Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies 24(1) (2019).
- ‘The Role of Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders in Corporate Accountability’ in Research Handbook on Business and Human Rights David Birchall and Surya Deva (eds.) Edward Elgar (forthcoming, 2020).
Reports and Media Publications