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Lene Wendland

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Chief, Business and Human Rights
Geneva
I have directed UN Human Rights' thematic work on Business and Human Rights since 2005. As a core member of SRSG John Ruggie's team for the duration of his mandate, I contributed to the development and drafting of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. I oversee the UN Human Rights Accountability and Remedy Project and also have broad expertise on other BHR related issues, including in relation to the financial and tech sectors. I am leading the UN Human Rights Business and Human Rights in Technology Project (the B-Tech Project) a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at providing more clarity about how to apply the UN Guiding Principles in the context of digital technologies.