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Dr Anne Kaarina Alvesalo-Kuusi, Finland

Anne Kaarina Alvesalo-Kuusi works as a Senior Researcher in the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. Her present research is concentrated on the effects of a new Finnish Act on the contractor’s obligations and liability when work is contracted out. She has studied extensively the area of crime control and the problems of policing health and safety crimes in Finland.

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Professor Pascal Beauvais, University of Poitiers, France

Pascal Beauvais is Professor and Deputy Director of the Criminal Law Center at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Cachan), holds a Master from Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences-po Paris), a DEA in International Economic Law from the University of Paris Sorbonne, a PhD from the University of Paris X Nanterre, and Agregation de Droit Prive. He is the author of articles on European criminal law and has taught at several leading law schools in France. He is also a member of the French “National Consultative Commission on Human Rights”.

Dr Steven Bittle, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Steven Bittle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa. His main research interests are in corporate crime and regulation. He is the author of Still Dying for a Living: Corporate Criminal Liability after the Westray Mine Disaster (UBC Press, October 2012). His current research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, explores the growing international interest in the development and enforcement of criminal laws dealing with serious injury and death in the workplace.

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Professor Chris Clarkson, University of Leicester, UK

Chris Clarkson has been a professor in the Law School since 1995. He was Head of Department from 1996 to 1999 and Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2003 to 2007. At present, he teaches Criminal Law and Conflict of Laws to undergraduates and Commercial Conflict of Laws to postgraduates. In 2002 he was appointed as the National Expert for England and Wales to compile a Report on the conflict of law rules on matrimonial property for an EU Commission-funded project and in 2007 was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to advise the Government on its response to the EU Green Paper on Matrimonial Property. In 2005 he was appointed Specialist Advisor to the Home Affairs and Work and Pensions Committees of the House of Commons examining the Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill. In 2008 an edited volume, Criminal Liability for Non-Aggressive Death (edited with Sally Cunningham) was published. The seventh edition of Clarkson and Keating, Criminal Law: Text and Materials was published in 2010. The fourth edition of Clarkson and Hill, Conflict of Laws was published in 2011.

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Professor Cristina de Maglie, University of Pavia, Italy

Cristina de Maglie is Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Pavia, School of Law (Italy). She is also Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for Legal Research at the University of California, Berkeley, member of the Càtedra de Cultura Jurìdica at the University of Girona, member of the scientific board of the review “Criminalia. Annuario di scienze penalistiche” and of the Centro Studi “Federico Stella” on Criminal justice and Criminal policy. Among her recent publications are: “Societas Delinquere Potest? The Italian Solution”, in Pieth M., Ivory R. (eds.), Corporate Criminal Liability. Emergence, Convergence, and Risk, Dordrecht – Heidelberg – London – New York: Springer, 2011, pp. 255 – 270; “Country report: Italy”, in Gobert J., Pascal A.-M., European Developments in Corporate Criminal Liability, London: Routledge, 2011, pp. 252-262; and the book I reati culturalmente motivati: ideologie e modelli penali (Pisa: ETS, 2010), which has recently been translated into Spanish (Los delitos culturalmente motivados: ideologías y modelos penales, Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2012).

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Mr Neil Foster, University of Newcastle, Australia

Neil Foster is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at the University of Newcastle, NSW. His undergraduate Arts/Law degree was from the University of NSW in Sydney (1982), and he has a research-based LLM from Newcastle (2004). He initially worked in law for the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra in the legal policy area. He also has a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Australian College of Theology, through Moore Theological College in Sydney. He studied and worked in Pakistan from 1993-1995 and taught at the Gujranwala Theological Seminary. Returning to Australia in 1995, he has been teaching law at Newcastle University ever since. He currently teaches and publishes on Torts, Intellectual Property, and Workplace Health and Safety Law.

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Professor James Gobert, University of Essex, UK

Jim Gobert was a Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Essex between 1989 and 2011, including a three year term as Dean of the Law School (1989-1992). Before joining Essex, he taught law in the United States for 15 years, with appointments at the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan. He has now retired from full-time teaching but remains employed by the University of Essex as a Research Professor of Criminal Law. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Brooklyn Law School.

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Ms Marta Kasztelan

Marta Kasztelan has been working at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre since 2011. She works half-time on the Resource Centre’s Corporate Legal Accountability Project (including the portal which profiles human rights lawsuits against companies worldwide), and half time on a broader range of the Centre’s work. Before joining the Resource Centre, she worked as a legal advisor and project coordinator at the Human Rights Law Network, New Delhi, where she was involved in reproductive rights litigation. She also worked on the production of a documentary film on the use of litigation to ensure accountability for preventable maternal mortality in India. She has worked as a correspondent for the Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning, writing articles on the latest legal developments with regard to sexual and reproductive rights in the UK and later in India. Marta has also interned with the London-based charity, the AIRE centre, where she provided pro bono legal advice to lawyers and individuals on European Community law and the application of the European Convention on Human Rights. Marta has successfully completed the Bar Vocational Course and has a Masters of Laws in International Human Rights from the University of Essex.

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Professor Sheldon Leader, University of Essex, UK

Sheldon Leader, a graduate of Yale and Oxford Universities, is the director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project (EBHR) and a longstanding member of the Human Rights Centre at University of Essex. He teaches and carries out research in jurisprudence, labour and company law, and the links between human rights, international trade, and investment. He also lectures at the University of Paris-Ouest and at a number of universities in the US. His work with the EBHR involves advice and training on issues involving business and human rights in various parts of the world. His external activities include: Legal Advisor, Amnesty International UK; member of the Advisory Committee of the John Smith Institute; member of Chatham House’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility. Among his recent publications are: “The Collateral Protection of Rights in the World Economy” 2009 New York Law School Law Review, 805; “Freedom and Futures” 2007 Modern Law Review 713; “Human Rights and International Trade” in Understanding the World Trade Organization: Perspectives from Law, Economics and Politics ed. Macrory, P. et al (Springer: 2005) pp. 664-695; ‘Inflating Consent, Inflating Function, and Inserting Human Rights’, in Capitalism and Human Rights eds. J. Dine and A. Fagan, (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd: 2005).

Professor Michael Levi, Cardiff University, UK

Dr Michael Levi has degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton and Cardiff Universities and has been Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University since 1991. He has been conducting international research on the control of white-collar and organised crime, corruption and money laundering/financing of terrorism since 1972, and has published widely on these subjects as well as editing major journals. Current posts include President-elect, US White-Collar Crime Research Consortium; Member, European Commission Group of Experts on Corruption; Member, Organised Crime Council, World Economic Forum; Member, Peer Review College, Economic and Social Research Council and UK Statistics Authority Crime Statistics Advisory Committee; and Member, Economics and Resource Analysis Unit Advisory Panels on Security and Civil Liberties and on Crime and Policing, Home Office. He has served on the Advisory Board of the UK Drug Policy Commission. He is currently preparing a study funded by the American Bar Foundation and the British Academy on country evaluations of money laundering risks.

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Professor Sheri Markose, University of Essex, UK

Sheri Markose joined the Department of Economics in September 1986. Her research interests, in applied economics, are in financial market modeling under extreme non-Gaussian events, computational mechanism design which uses artificial life models to ‘wind tunnel’ test proposed market protocols, electronic payments and cashlessness, interbank settlement systems and systemic risk. She is the lead researcher on the Foresight Office of Science and Technology 2006 IIS project on designing Smart Market Protocols for Road Transport Congestion. She will direct research at Essex as part of the €4 million RTN on the Computational Optimization Methods in Statistics, Econometrics and Finance (COMISEF) project. Sheri is the founder Director since 2003 of the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents (CCFEA) where she has pioneered postgraduate research and teaching in agent-based computational economics (ACE).

Dr Ingrid Mitgutsch, Assistant Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Ingrid Mitgutsch teaches at Johannes Kepler University Linz, where she is an assistant professor at the Institute for Penology. Prior to her present appointment, she was a legal assistant at the Institute for Constitutional Law and Political Science (1991 – 1994). She worked as a trainee at two courts and at the office of the public prosecution in Linz (2009 – 2010) and was a member of legal staff at the law firm Lansky, Ganzger + Partners in Vienna (2011). She regularly gives guest lectures at European universities, most recently at Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius, Free University Berlin, and Trinity College Dublin. Her specialist area is Austrian national and public international criminal law.

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Dr Ana-Maria Pascal AFHEA, Regent’s University London, UK

Dr Ana-Maria Pascal is Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader for American Postgraduate Business Programs at Regent’s University London, having previously been a Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the University of Essex. She is also an external examiner for Cardiff Metropolitan University and a qualified reviewer for educational oversight at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. She holds a PhD in Philosophy and an MBA in International Finance. Until 2009 she was the UK Director of the Centre for Corporate Accountability, a London-based NGO promoting health and safety law enforcement and directors’ duties. The book based on her PhD thesis, Pragmatism and ‘the End’ of Metaphysics (2009) won the Aurel Leon award for debut. She co-edited, with Prof Gobert, European Developments in Corporate Criminal Liability (Routledge, 2011). Her current research interests focus on corporate responsibility, business and human rights, social ethics, hermeneutics, and issues of nomadic identity. Dr Pascal was interviewed for a documentary on corporate responsibility in the UK v Japan for NHK Japan, April 2013. She is the Network’s leader.

Professor Maurice Punch, Kings College, UK

Maurice Punch has taught at Essex University, University of Utrecht, State University of New York (SUNY) Albany and Nyenrode University (The Netherlands Business School). In the Netherlands (where he has lived since 1975) he has researched corporate crime, regulation and control in business and deviance, corruption, integrity and reform of the police organisation. In 1999 he was appointed Visiting Professor at the Mannheim Centre for Criminology where he teaches primarily in the areas of policing and of corporate crime, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Kings College, London.

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Professor Klaus Rogall, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Klaus Rogall studied law at the University of Bonn from 1969 to 1974, passed his First State Examination in 1974 and obtained his doctor´s degree in 1976. In 1977 he passed his Second State Examination. From 1974 until 1978 he was employed as a research assistant at the Law Faculty of the University of Bonn. In 1978 he was appointed public official at the Federal Ministry of Justice in Bonn. He served as a counselor (Referent) until 1987. Professor Rogall attained his habilitation in 1986. Klauss Rogall was a Professor at the University of Cologne (1987-1990). He became Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the Freie Universität Berlin in 1990, where he also served as Deputy Dean from 2004 to 2006 and Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2006 to 2007.

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Rick Sarre, University of South Australia

Rick Sarre is Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the University of South Australia, where he served as the Head of the School of Law and Legal Practice from 1992 to 1998. He currently lectures in criminal justice, policing, media law, sport law and commercial law with the School of Law. His qualifications include an undergraduate degree in law (Adelaide University), undergraduate studies in religion and sociology (Graceland University, Iowa, USA), and post-graduate degrees in criminology (University of Toronto, Canada) and law (University of Canberra, ACT). He was Visiting Library Fellow, Newhouse Center, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA in 1990, spent time with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Hong Kong and Australian Lawyers for Refugees Port Hedland in 1992, was Visiting Professor at Graceland University, Iowa in 1997 and was Visiting Research Professor at Umeå University, Sweden in 2004. He received a Citation from the Australian Learning & Teaching Council in 2008.

Professor Prem Sikka, University of Essex, UK

Prem Sikka is Professor of Accounting and Newsletter Editor at the Essex Business School. He holds a BA (Hons.) from Open University FCCA, an MSc (University of London), and a Ph.D. (University of Sheffield. His research interests include: Accounting, crime and racism; auditor regulation; governance of the UK accountancy profession; corporate governance; the accountancy profession and the state-profession relationship; insolvency; globalization; tax havens; corporate social responsibility. Prem Sikka is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines.

Professor Laureen Snider, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

Laureen Snider is a Professor of Sociology (Emerita) at Queen’s University, and winner of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the White-Collar Crime Division of the American Society of Criminology. Her research interests include law, regulation and corporate crime. Recent publications include “The Conundrum of Financial Regulation” in the Annual Review of Law & Social Sciences (2011), ³Moral Panics Deflected: The Failed Legislative Responses to Canada¹s Safety Crimes and Market Fraud with Steve Bittle) in Crime, Law & Social Change. (2011) and “The Technological Advantages of Stock Market Traders in S. Handleman & S. Wills, eds. How They Got Away With It: White-Collar Crime and the Financial Meltdown. (2011: Columbia University Press).

Dr Deividas Soloveicikas LL.M, MCIArb, Vilnius University, Lithuania; Managing partner at MAQS Law Firm, Lithuania

Dr. Soloveicikas has a Master (2001) and a Ph.D. of Law (2005) at Vilnius University. He also studied at the Faculty of Law of Lund University, Sweden (1999), continuing his studies at the University of Essex, England, where he obtained the degree of Master of Law (LL.M) in European Community Law (2004). Dr. Soloveicikas successfully completed Leadership in Law Firm in Harvard Law School (2011). In 2004 – 2005 Dr. Soloveicikas was a reader in International Comparative Company Law at Vilnius University. In 2004 – 2007 he was a reader in Business Law at the ISM University of Management and Economics. In 2005 – 2008 Dr. Soloveicikas taught European Community Law at the University of Mykolas Romeris, and since 2008 he taught public procurement at Vilnius University Faculty of Laws. Dr. Soloveicikas is a member of Lithuanian Bar Association and from 2011 is a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. From 2006 Dr. Soloveicikas is a Honorary Consul – General of the Republic of Philippines in Vilnius. Lithuania.

Professor Nigel South, University of Essex, UK

Nigel South is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex. Following roles as Director of the Health and Social Services Institute, Head of the Department of Health and Human Sciences, and Director of Health Partnerships, he is now Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Law and Management, and Academic Partnerships. He taught at various universities in London and New York. He has previously served on the editorial boards of Sociology, The International Journal of Drug Policy, and The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, and continues to serve on the board of Critical Criminology and as an Associate Editor of the USA journal, Deviant Behavior. His current research focuses on environmental and human rights and the concept of ecocide, resource wars, the commodification of water, and cultural criminology, green criminology, consumption and waste. Recent books include: V. Ruggiero and N. South (eds.) ‘Green Criminology’ special issue of Critical Criminology, 2010; Criminology: A Sociological Introduction 2nd edition (with E. Carrabine, P. Cox, M. Lee and K. Plummer), 2009, Routledge; P. Beirne and N. South (eds.) Issues in Green Criminology: Confronting Harms against Environments, Humanity and Other Animals, 2007, Willan; N. South and P. Beirne (eds.) Green Criminology, 2006.

Mr Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, UK

Keir Starmer was educated at Reigate Grammar School, University of Leeds, and St Edmunds Hall, Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1987, and became a Queen’s Counsel in 2002. He served as joint head of Doughty Street Chambers before taking up his current post as Head of the CPS and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in November 2008.

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Professor Steve Tombs, The Open University, UK

Steve Tombs is Professor of Criminology at The Open University. Previously, he worked at John Moores Liverpool University and the University of Wolverhampton, where he completed his doctorate examining the Management and Regulation of Safety in the UK Chemicals Industries. His current main teaching areas are corporate crime, regulation, epistemology and methods in criminology, human rights, and criminological theory. His main research interests are around the incidence, nature and regulation of corporate crime, and in particular the regulation and management of health and safety at work. His other main, current research interest is in the Politics of Knowledge.

Stephanie Trotter, President & Director of CO-Gas Safety

Stephanie Trotter is a barrister (not practising at the moment), who has run the independent registered charity CO-Gas Safety since its launch at the House of Commons in 1995. The charity has been supported by a grant from the Department of Health. Stephanie is a full time volunteer and the charity is run almost entirely by volunteers, apart from a very small amount of assistance to help collate the data of unintentional deaths and injuries from CO, which the charity has been doing since 1995. In over 17 years of CO-Gas Safety, Stephanie has helped innumerable victims of CO and other fuel emissions and lobbied Ministers, Government and industry to make simple and practical changes to save lives and preserve health. She has also appeared many times on TV, (including NewsNight) and radio etc. In 2005 Stephanie won the CORGI Gas Safety award. In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for her work on gas safety.

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Mr John Waites, Chairman of John Waites Management Limited

John graduated from the London School of Economics, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA). In the 1980’s, he was seconded to assist the Hong Kong Government with the investigation into the collapse of the Carrian Group. This was Hong Kong’s largest ever insolvency, and legal action in relation to it continued for approximately 20 years. He has been involved in 3 fraud investigations in the UK, resulting in a number of successful prosecutions and the creation of new case law. He has held positions such as Chairman, Chief Executive and Finance Director for a number of businesses, including four listed companies. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Greenwich and London College of Business, lecturing on subjects such as Small Business Development, Finance for Non-Financial Managers and Managing Financial Systems and Institutions. He has also lectured in the USA, Spain and Hong Kong.

Professor Celia Wells, Head of the Bristol University Law School, UK

Professor Celia Wells graduated from Warwick University in 1971 and took a Masters in Law at London University in 1973. Awarded the OBE for services to legal education in 2006, she taught at Newcastle, Cardiff and Durham Universities before joining Bristol as Professor of Criminal Law in January 2009. She is past President of the Society of Legal Scholars of Great Britain and Ireland (2006-7) and was Chair of the law panel for RAE 2008 (Research Assessment Exercise). Celia researches and writes mainly in criminal law with a particular specialism in corporate criminal liability. She is the author of Corporations and Criminal Responsibility (2nd edition OUP 2001) and of Reconstructing Criminal Law (with Nicola Lacey and Oliver Quick, 4th edition, Cambridge University Press, 2010). Her work has been influential in the development of an organisational theory of corporate criminal liability and she has provided expert advice on corporate criminal responsibility to a number of national and international bodies including: OECD Bribery Convention Working Group; the CPS in relation to the Ladbroke Grove rail crash; Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into the Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill (2005); the International Commission of Jurists’ Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes (2006); Expert Witness to Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee on Bribery Bill 2009. In 2012 she was appointed a member of the IBA HRI Taskforce on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights. Please follow this link to see all her publications.

Mr Howard Whitton

Howard Whitton is a specialist Public Sector Ethics consultant, with a career of over 20 years in responsible positions in three Australian public services, and nine years as an international consultant. He is an honorary Fellow (Specialist Adviser on Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration) in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s National Institute for Governance, at the University of Canberra. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of two international journals – Public Integrity, and the Journal of Public Affairs Education, and is an elected member of the board of the Ethics Section of the American Society of Public Administration and an invited Associate of the Rutgers Institute for Corruption Studies. In Australia, Mr Whitton served from 1982 to 1999 in various roles in the Australian Public Service Board and Merit Protection and Review Agency (MPRA), the Public Sector Management Commission of Queensland, and the Chief Minister’s Department of the ACT Public Service. From 2000 to 2008, Mr Whitton worked in various specialist/expert adviser capacities with the OECD’s Public Governance Directorate, the UN Ethics Office, a number of national governments, as well as UN and other international agencies. In 2005 Mr Whitton formed The Ethicos Group, a consortium of specialist international practitioners in the field of Public Sector Ethics, Integrity systems, Anti-corruption policy, Human Resource development, and Whistleblower protection. Since 1999 Mr Whitton has been a frequent contributor to UN Global Forums on Corruption, and to numerous international conferences and seminars on Public Sector Ethics, Governance, Whistleblower Protection, and related workplace practices.

Dr David Whyte, University of Liverpool, UK

David Whyte is a Reader in Sociology at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool. He has a long standing research interest in corporate power and regulation. His books on the subject include Crimes of the Powerful: a Reader (Open University Press, Maidenhead, 2009), and Regulatory Surrender (Institute of Employment Rights, 2010 with Steve Tombs) and he is currently completing a major study of the relationship between corporations and human rights.

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