Rita Mota

Rita Mota

Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow

Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Saïd Business School
Park End Street


Rita Mota is the Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation.

She is working with Professor Alan Morrison, Professor of Law and Finance at Saïd Business School, on business ethics, law and reputation. She is particularly interested in the human rights obligations of businesses, corporate moral agency, the ethics of corporate communications, and moral learning in organisations. She is also conducting research on the moral obligations of platform organisations, such as Facebook.

Rita completed her PhD in Law at King’s College London. Her thesis focused on the interaction between international investment and human rights, with a focus on corporate social responsibility and investor-state dispute settlement. In her free time, Rita works with the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), a non-profit organisation made up of lawyers and investigative journalists, which aims to use law innovatively to promote human rights. Her main current project in this area is a climate change legal action.


  • Alan Morrison,
  • Ana Mota,
  • William Wilhelm

Banks as human rights enforcers? A comparative analysis of soft law instruments(opens in new window)

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  • American University International Law Review
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