NCHR Occasional Paper Series #12 2019
This paper: Business, Human Rights and Peace: An Exploratory Study of the Role of Corporate Human Rights Practices and Corporate Accountability in the Promotion of Negative and Positive Peace, is written by Elena Assenza. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the John Cabot University of Rome, Italy and a M.Sc. in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Oslo, Norway (Faculty of Law, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights).
She has been a visiting student at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), USA and at the Universidade Paulista of Saõ Paulo, Brazil.
During her undergraduate and graduate studies, she has interned for the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri in Rome and collaborated with the Business for Peace Foundation of Oslo in the preparation of the 2018 Business for Peace Oslo Summit.
Her research interests include business and human rights, public international law and human rights law.
She is currently living in Brussels while undertaking a traineeship at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union for the Directorate-General Communication and Information.
She aims to pursue a Ph.D. in International Law and Human Rights.