Shanta Martin

Barrister, Victorian Bar; Independent Examiner, Australia National Contact Point (AusNCP)

Shanta Martin is an Independent Examiner for the Australian National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct, a non-judicial grievance mechanism for complaints about the conduct of multinational enterprises.

Shanta is a barrister with over 20 years’ experience in business and human rights, practising in commercial, corporate regulatory and public law in the Federal and Victorian courts and in commercial arbitrations. She is the Victorian Bar member of the Law Council of Australia’s Business and Human Rights Committee.

Shanta is a former partner at London’s leading human rights law firm, Leigh Day, where she specialised in international disputes and pioneered litigation in claims arising from modern slavery, corporate human rights abuse and environmental harms.  She also led the business and human rights work at Amnesty International’s International Secretariat in London and at Oxfam Australia.