Robert Bray worked for the European Parliament from 1997 to 2017, first in the Legal Service, subsequently in the secretariats of the Committee for Legal Affairs and the Internal Market and the Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. His final position before retiring was Head of Unit of the secretariat of the Legal Affairs Committee. As a lawyer and a linguist, he also worked in private industry and for the Court of Justice of the European Communities, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Bank for International Settlements. He has a particular interest in legislative drafting, quality of legislation, private international law, comparative law and parliamentary immunity. He is the translator of a number of books and learned articles and writes and lectures on these topics.

Bray was an Assessor for the ELI Protection of Adults in International Situations project and is an active member of the Project Team dealing with Business and Human Rights, where he is the co-author of the chapter on private international law. He also chaired the High Level Expert Group meeting on Corporate Criminal Liability and was instrumental in setting up ELI’s Ecocide project.

Bray is a member of the ELI Council’s Membership Committee and co-chaired ELI’s Fundraising Committee.