Professor Jolyon Ford is Associate Dean at the ANU College of Law.

He re-joined ANU in 2015 after more than a decade abroad working in various roles, including an inter-governmental organisation headquarters, an NGO, a private sector consulting firm, and renowned London think tank Chatham House.

Professor Ford’s main field of work is the human rights responsibilities of business and investment actors, and models for regulating corporate responsibility for human rights impacts. This ranges from responsible investment in conflict-affected or sanctions-isolated states to schemes to address slavery risks in global supply chains, and governance of responsible AI and other new technologies.

He also works on the future more generally of the human rights ‘project’ globally, especially in the context of populist-nationalist political trends.

Fields of expertise



Behind the seams: the uncomfortable truth about fast fashion

Modern slavery is a stubborn business model in fashion manufacturing and it will take more than the law…

1 November 2022

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