Jacqueline has experience in supporting international companies from various industries in meeting their responsibilities to respect human rights in alignment with the UN Guiding Principles for Human Rights. In particular, working towards embedding human rights into their core business functions.
Jacqueline advises companies on their human rights risks, conducts human rights impact assessments, undertakes and also strengthens companies’ ability to carry out human rights due diligence, provides capacity building and awareness raising on human rights topics and supports with developing internal human rights management processes. Her projects have included carrying out human rights impact assessments in Portugal, Peru, Mozambique, Sweden and the United States, along with developing strategies for ongoing management and monitoring. Specific areas of interest include non-discrimination, fair and equal treatment, freedom of association, labour exploitation, human trafficking, and modern slavery as well as security and human rights.
Jacqueline has also worked with researching and developing guidance in the area of business and human rights, including human rights and impact assessment, human rights indicators and participatory approaches to stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining CIG, she worked at the Danish Institute for Human Rights as an intern. While there, she was a key member in the development of the Institute’s Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) Toolbox. She also provided companies, including those operating in complex environments, with country-specific research on various human rights topics and supported in carrying out human rights assessments in Asia and Africa.
Jacqueline holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from Hofstra University in New York and a Master of Science degree in International Business and Politics with a specialization in International Political Economy from Copenhagen Business School. She is a native English speaker, fluent in Danish and Spanish and with a basic understanding of Portuguese.