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Olivier de Schutter

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Formerly on the Right to Food and Co-chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems
Mr. De Schutter, a professor at UCLouvain and SciencesPo, is since 2020 the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. An expert on social and economic rights and on economic globalization and human rights, Mr. De Schutter was appointed the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, a mandate which he fulfilled between 2008 and 2014. He was elected a Member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which he joined in 2015 and to which he was reelected in 2019. He resigned from that position in May 2020 in order to accept the mandate of Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Mr. De Schutter has published widely on economic and social rights and on the relationship between human rights and development. His most recent books in this area are International Human Rights Law (Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed. 2019), Property from Below. Commodification of Land and the Counter-Movement (Routledge, 2020) (co-editor), Governing Access to Essential Resources (Columbia Univ. Press, 2016) (co-editor), Trade in the Service of Sustainable Development (Bloomsbury/Hart, 2015), Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights (Edward Elgar, 2013), Accounting for Hunger. The right to food in the era of globalization (Hart, 2011) and Foreign Direct Investment and Human Development. The Law and Economics of International Investment Agreements (Routledge, 2012). He was one of the lead authors of the Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, adopted in September 2011 by a large number of human rights experts and civil society groups.
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