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Surya Deva

Mr. Surya Deva is a WG Member and Associate Professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong.  He holds BA (Hons), LLB and LLM from the University of Delhi and a PhD from Sydney Law School, and has taught previously at the University of Delhi and at the National Law Institute University Bhopal.  Mr Deva’s primary research interests lie in Business and Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility, India-China Constitutional Law, and Sustainable Development.  He has published extensively in these areas, including books Human Rights Obligations of Business: Beyond the Corporate Responsibility to Respect?(co-edited with David Bilchitz) (Cambridge, 2013); and  Regulating Corporate Human Rights Violations: Humanizing Business (Routledge, 2012).  Mr Deva has also authored commissioned reports for the International Commission of Jurists and the Ethical Trading Initiative.  He is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal published by Cambridge University Press, and sits on the Editorial/Advisory Board of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, and the International Journal on Human Rights and Business. In 2014, he was elected a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law.