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B.J. (Benjamin) Grama LLB (Hons) LLM


Tilburg Law School
Public Law & Governance


A PhD researcher in business and human rights under the supervision of Professor Jägers. Ben is currently carrying out participatory research on the effects of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights' endorsement of operational level, non-judicial grievance mechanisms and their role in access to remedy. His focus is on their role as a researcher, in order to inform current scholarship with evidence-driven research.


Principal publications

  • Thompson, B 2018, 'The Dutch Banking Sector Agreement on Human Rights: An Exercise in Regulation, Experimentation or Advocacy?' Utrecht Law Review, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 84-107. DOI:
  • Thompson, B 2018, 'Impacts of Businesses on Human Rights: Part One, Know Your Rights' Amnesty International p. 220 (Biashara Na Haki)
  • Thompson, B 2017, 'Determining Criteria to Evaluate Outcomes of Businesses? Provision of Remedy: Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach 'Business and Human Rights Journal, vol 2, no. 1, pp. 55-85. DOI:
  • Thompson, B, Erica Teeuwen & Ilina Georgieva 2014, 'The Legal Aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility: Interview with Ursula Wynhoven' Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, vol 30, no. 139-144. DOI:
  • Thompson, B 2014, 'Was Kiobel Detrimental to Corporate Social Responsibility?: Applying Lessons Learned from American Exceptionalism' Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, vol 30, no. 82-98. DOI:

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Last amended: 19 November 2018