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Scott Jerbi

Scott Jerbi

Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB

Expertise

Scott has nearly two decades of experience working on business and human rights issues with the United Nations and in academic and civil society roles. His published work focuses on public-private standard setting and multi-stakeholder governance initiatives addressing human rights challenges.

Current Work

Scott is IHRB's representative in Geneva where he contributes to a range of activities across the organisation. He currently supports projects on human rights training for companies and other actors, due diligence guidance for the commodities trading sector, and engagement with actors involved in major sporting events.

Before IHRB 

From 1997 to 2002 Scott worked in the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights where his duties included development of the Office’s policies and interactions with the private sector. From 2002 to 2010 Scott served as Senior Adviser to former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson.

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Commentary: Confronting Chaos and Confusion on Child and Migrant Rights

The US business community faces a tragedy at home.  

In the same week that the United States (US) government announced its withdrawal from the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council and the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty issued an...

26 June 2018

By Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB

Commentary: Facebook’s Problem with Political Ads - Can Human Rights Due Diligence Help?

Last week, in response to growing public pressure, social media giant Facebook agreed to provide information to U.S. Congressional investigators on advertising purchased by Russian-linked accounts seeking to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential...

28 September 2017

By Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB

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Commentary: From Deal Maker to Diplomat? Business and Human Rights Questions for Rex Tillerson

What does the nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be the next United States Secretary of State mean for the business and human rights agenda?

The selection of Mr. Tillerson is the latest move by a President-elect who campaigned on the...

19 December 2016

By Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB

Commentary: Time to deliver on responsible supply chain commitments

As G7 leaders meet in Japan later this week, will we see scaled up joint action to ensure that all business activity, wherever it takes place, is undertaken in ways that respect the rights of workers and communities and enhance economic,...

26 May 2016

By Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB

Commentary: Do Climate Negotiations Offer Lessons for UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights?

Last week, representatives from nearly 200 countries adopted a draft text on combating climate change, an important step toward a new global treaty world leaders hope to agree in Paris this December.

The 86-page text agreed in Geneva contains a...

19 February 2015

By Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB

Commentary: New UN Human Rights Commissioner Needs to Get Down to Business

This piece was originally published on OpenDemocracy.net

Amidst many priorities, the High Commissioner must focus on the problem of ensuring companies respect human rights, at a moment when a hard fought consensus on how to do so is at risk of...

22 July 2014

By Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB, Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

The Human Rights Council’s endorsement of the Guiding Principles could not be stronger.

Commentary: UN Adopts Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - What Comes Next?

The unfolding business and human rights story reached an important threshold this week with the unanimous endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of Guiding Principles for the implementation of the UN’s Protect, Respect, Remedy policy...

17 June 2011

By Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB

Most leading companies have a lot of work ahead of them in readying themselves to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Commentary: Are Companies Ready to Implement UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

The much anticipated Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights prepared by United Nations Special Representative John Ruggie to implement the UN 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework on business and human rights were released in final form...

31 March 2011

By Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB

Commentary: Food Security and the Private Sector - Thinking about Human Rights?

This week the UN released its latest findings on the extent of world hunger. The report – marking World Food Day 2009 and its theme - "Achieving food security in times of crisis" - makes for grim reading.

More than one billion people around the...

16 September 2009

By Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB

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