Haley St. Dennis

Haley St. Dennis

Head of Communications, IHRB


Haley has extensive experience in the application of international human rights and responsible business standards within a wide range of industry sectors, including extractives, employment and recruitment agencies, ICT, apparel, agriculture, as well as sport. Haley’s legal research background is complemented by her expertise in integrated external and internal communications across a variety of mediums.

Current Work

Haley joined IHRB in 2011, producing or supporting a range of research outputs before transitioning to Communications Manager in October 2015.

As Head of Communications, Haley is responsible for strategic and day-to-day management of IHRB’s communications and engagement across all media. 

Haley also oversees communications for the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, for which IHRB serves as the host organisation. 

Before IHRB

Originally from Utah, Haley's background is in politics, having served as a legislative assistant to the Utah Attorney General's Office, and later as a Parliamentary Advisor to two Members of the Scottish Parliament for several years.

Haley has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Utah, Master of Arts with Distinction in Human Rights Law from the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with Distinction from the University of Law.

I'm keen to engage with and hear from journalists, bloggers and other communications professionals interested in solutions to business and human rights challenges.

Commentary: New Opportunities to Integrate Human Rights Considerations into EU Public Procurement

In 2014, three new European Union (EU) Directives governing the way EU Member States purchase goods, works and services came into force.

Public procurement makes up a substantial share of world trade flows, amounting to €1000 billion per year.  In...

03 November 2015

By Haley St. Dennis, Head of Communications, IHRB

Commentary: The Post-2015 Agenda Needs to Set its Private Sector Priorities

Last week the Hungarian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted the 7th Annual Budapest Human Rights Forum. The event brought together a diverse group of participants to discuss a range of pressing issues.  

These included preventing mass...

25 November 2014

By Haley St. Dennis, Head of Communications, IHRB

This week, the United States Supreme Court is at the centre of the global business and human rights agenda.

Commentary: Kiobel Case a Reminder of Remedy Gaps Still to be Bridged

This week, the United States Supreme Court is at the centre of the global business and human rights agenda.

The Court is hearing oral arguments in Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., a highly anticipated case expected to determine whether claimants...

28 February 2012

By Haley St. Dennis, Head of Communications, IHRB

As of May 2011, 157 countries have signed the ICSID Convention.

Commentary: The Elephant in the Room: Addressing International Investment Conditions to Improve Human Rights

Over the past two decades, international investor-State dispute arbitration has exploded alongside a surge in Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) ratifications. 

The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) is cited...

14 June 2011

By Haley St. Dennis, Head of Communications, IHRB

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