Martijn Scheltema is a member of the Dutch Supreme Court Bar and partner of Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn, where he chairs the business and human rights practice group. He is also a professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research responsibilities include the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder initiatives on business and human rights and the environment. He is a founding board member of ACCESS, chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the International Bar Association and of the Dutch Garment Sector Accord binding dispute resolution mechanism.

Martijn Scheltema will participate in the World Justice Forum working session The Hague Rules: Improving International Dispute Resolution in the Field of Business and Human Rights.