Business and Human Rights Consultants Ltd

Business and Human Rights Consultants support companies to embed human rights into their business practice. 

Rebekah Armstrong

LLM, LLB, BSocSci

Rebekah is an experienced and innovative human rights practitioner with 12 years experience specialising in human rights. She specialises as a consultant for businesses. 

Working as a solicitor in New Zealand as well as holding international positions in Uganda, Cambodia and with the United Nations in Iran, Rebekah has had a varied career practising law and implementing policy through multiple lenses.

At the Human Rights Commission in New Zealand, she led the Commission’s Business and Human Rights programme and stakeholder engagement strategy, where she managed a vibrant team of Human Rights experts who worked across human rights in New Zealand. Rebekah led the Commission's report to CEDAW, the four-yearly examination of women's rights at the United Nations in 2018. 

Rebekah founded The PrĂ©scha Initiative - one of New Zealand's most long-standing anti-trafficking organisations while at University. Rebekah is Chair of the Human Trafficking Research Coalition, responsible for publishing the first research on worker exploitation in New Zealand. Her Masters in Public International Law thesis focussed on an assessment of human trafficking law in New Zealand and recommendations to improve this. 

Contact Rebekah today to discuss human rights for your business.

Articles by Rebekah Armstrong

Directors duties - modern slavery

August 6, 2020
NZ director duties for Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act reporting
New Zealand directors of company boards have specific responsibility for signing off modern slavery statements. It is estimated 500 NZ companies have to report to the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act before March 2021.The New Zealand Institute of Directors asked me some key follow up questions t...
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