Martijn Scheltema

Martijn Scheltema is partner of Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn. He has been involved in several international human rights landmark cases with the Dutch Supreme Court. He is the only Dutch lawyer ranked for business and human rights in the Chambers Global guide. He chairs the business and human rights practice group of his firm. He is professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands). He researches effectiveness of multi-stakeholder initiatives (including their ADR capabilities) in the international arena in connection with business and human rights and the environment. His further related positions are, amongst others, chair of the independent binding dispute resolution mechanism of the Dutch and German BHR Garment Industry Agreement (concluded between industry, government and NGOs), co-chair of the OECD Academic network on Responsible Business Conduct and arbitrator at the Dutch Arbitration Institute (NAI).