Kristin Tallbo is a human rights lawyer, sustainability consultant and advisor with more than ten years’ experience of which six in an international field, including one year in Iraq, one year in Afghanistan and six months in Liberia and Sierra Leone. At Enact she is working with companies and organisations on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, through human rights due diligence, gap analyses, impact assessments and training. Kristin also has a special focus on diversity/inclusion issues and especially in relation to race and gender.
Before joining Enact, Kristin worked for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). At Sida she analysed and assessed cooperation partners’ integration of human rights, gender equality, conflict sensitivity and anti-corruption measures, through indicators, risk analyses, stakeholder engagement and strategy development. She also followed-up and monitored projects in the field.
Prior to working with human rights internationally Kristin worked within the Swedish justice system, including as a public prosecutor in the greater Stockholm area. In total she has worked for six public agencies, giving her a solid understanding of the government sector including procurements of consultants. Kristin also truly enjoys writing and editing texts.
Kristin holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law and Human Rights from Columbia Law School as well as a Swedish LL.M. in Criminal Justice and Human Rights from the University of Gothenburg. She is particularly proud of her work as an election protector for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, and having been part of the team at Human Rights Watch pushing for the abolition of juvenile life without parole in California.