Seema JoshiDeputy Program Director for Global Research & Head of Business and Human Rights, Amnesty International
    Seema Joshi is Deputy Program Director for Global Research and Head of Business and Human Rights at the Secretariat of Amnesty International.  She has twenty years of professional experience in the areas of law, corporate accountability, human rights, environment and natural resources.  In her current role, she leads the organisation’s investigative, advocacy and legal work on Business and Human Rights focusing on extractives, agribusiness, corporate crimes, supply chains and redress for victims.  Prior to joining Amnesty, Seema work as Legal Advisor at the London based NGO, Global Witness, where she focused on conflict, natural resources and human rights related cases.  Previously, Seema worked for the United Nations and in private practice. While living in Asia, she implemented a UN regional development programme to improve environmental access rights for the poor. She is a qualified Canadian lawyer and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1999, where she practiced commercial litigation.  She holds an LL.M from the London School of Economics, as well as a JD and Bachelors of Arts from the University of Manitoba, in Canada.