Bruna Singh

Institut für Deutsches, Europäisches und Internationales Öffentliches Recht
Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Völkerrecht und Menschenrechte

Am Wetterkreuz 15
91058 Erlangen

Bruna Singh has a bachelor’s degree in law from the University Centre Curitiba (Brazil, 2015), and a master’s degree in human Rights and International Politics from the University of Glasgow (the UK, 2018), where she attended as a Chevening scholar. She has professional and academic experience in migration, the inter-American human rights system, women’s rights, and business & human rights. Before joining the International Doctorate Program- Business and Human Rights: Governance Challenges in a Complex World, Bruna worked for a Business & Human Rights and ESG consultancy in Brazil, with projects involving mining and agricultural companies. Currently, she is a doctoral researcher at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Her research project aims to analyze the concept of leverage within the framework of business and human rights. To achieve this goal, the research will conduct a comprehensive exploration of the arguments presented by various stakeholders in the Milieudefensie et al. v. Royal Dutch Shell plc. case. In this legal context, the determination of business leverage, in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), played a pivotal role in the decision of the Hague District Court. Additionally, the thesis will feature a historical analysis of leverage within the Business and Human Rights framework, elucidating the distinctions of prevention, mitigation, and remedy under the broader umbrella of leverage responsibility.