Dr Lahra Liberti is Head of Unit on Natural
Resources for Development at the OECD
Development Centre since February 2013, where she has been leading the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development.
While working in the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs from 2007 to 2013, she was in charge of the OECD-hosted multi- stakeholder process which resulted in the adoption and pilot implementation of the new OECD Council Recommendation on Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. She also contributed to the 2011 update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, providing advice on the new chapter on human rights and the new provisions on due diligence and supply chains. When she joined the OECD in 2007, she first served as Adviser on International Investment Law and was responsible for the Investment Committee’s work stream on international investment agreements. Prior to that, she worked as a research fellow in public international law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London and at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. She has also been visiting researcher at the United Nations in Geneva, at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg and at the The Hague Academy of International Law. She holds a doctorate in International and European Law from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the University of Paris “Panthéon-Sorbonne”.
She is a qualified attorney in Italy.