Dr Chiara Macchi is an Assistant Professor of Law and Coordinator of Education at Wageningen University & Research – Law Group.
She joined the Law Group in 2019 as Marie Sklodowska-Curie Researcher with a project on Business and Human Rights in the policies of the European Union.
She is an assistant editor of Transnational Environmental Law and co-chair of the Business and Human Rights working group of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research. She has authored publications on climate due diligence, extraterritorial human rights obligations, human rights due diligence legislation, the right to water, the trade-human rights link and the human rights responsibilities of investors.
She is author of the book: Macchi, C. (2022) ‘Business, Human Rights and the Environment: The Evolving Agenda’, Asser/Springer.
She is one of the founders and directors of the Summer School 'Business and Human Rights', taking place every year since 2018.
She was previously a post-doctoral researcher in International Law at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. She conducts consultancies for governments, NGOs, companies, trade unions and lawyers on business and human rights-related issues.
Teaching at WUR
She coordinates LAW-39406 Law of Marine Environments and Resources.
She teaches in the courses LAW-58306 Business, Human Rights and the Environment; LAW-55306 Food, Nutrition and Human Rights; LAW-12806 Introduction to Law for the Life Sciences; LAW-32806 Law & Regulation in Food Value Chains.