Elise Groulx (Ad.E, LL.M.) is Honorary President of the International Criminal Bar, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Legal Advisor on International Criminal Law and accredited mediator.

Elise is a mediator certified by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the Institut français de certification des médiateurs (IFCM, French Institute for the Certification of Mediators), and partner, member of the mediation center, of the 'Mediation Association Akordial.

Elise is one of the world's top 8 lawyers in the field of Business and Human Rights (Chambers & Partners Global Guide, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

Elise was President of the International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association (ICDAA) for more than 15 years.

Chambers and Partners has written about her as follows in its ranking 2021 Band 1 Business & Human Rights Law - Global Market Leaders :
Regarded as "an innovator" and "a top expert in the field" by sources, Elise Groulx Diggs, Ad E of Doughty Street Chambers attracts praise for her "unflagging commitment to business and human rights."The Washington, DC-based practitioner advises NGOs, governmental bodies and corporations on human rights due diligence, legislation drafting and the development of frameworks for policy implementation. Groulx Diggs is also active in various research projects designed to promote corporate social responsibility and tackle issues of modern slavery. She is picked out for her expertise on the French Duty of Vigilance law. Another interviewee says: "She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the multiple forms of hard and soft law across the world that relates to business and human rights. She also has an extraordinary network of contacts in the public and private sector that give her unparalleled access to thought leaders around the globe."


esela 2021 Digital Conference "Examining Interdependence ()

Elise speaks in the esela 2021 Digital Conference webinar "Sustainable Finance: Market Growth, Taxonomy & Fiduciary Duty" (4pm) about ESG, impact investing and sustainability.

Report of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights on "Poland: Business, Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law" ()

Elise worked with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights on its report on business, judicial independence and the rule of law in Poland, which was prepared in cooperation with the American Bar Association.

Chambers and Partners Global Wide Business & Human Rights Law "Band 1" ranking ()

In 2021, Elise is ranked in the prestigious and exacting Band 1 Ranked Lawyers of the Chambers and Partners Global Wide "Business & Human Rights Law" guide. She was Band 2 from 2017.

IBA Webinar on Human Rights Issues in Mining Pursuits ()

Elise spoke at the IBA (International Bar Association) webinar on human rights issues in mining pursuits. Watch the recording on these crucial issues.

Testimonial on an experience in Joe Biden's campaign published in Opinion International ()

Elise commented on her experience with Joe Biden's campaign and its goals and motivations, as well as the role of a justice worker in society. (in French)

More news...