olivier de schutter


Prof and UN Special Rapporteur

Olivier De Schutter is a professor at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in Belgium and at SciencesPo (Paris). Since 2020, he is the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. A member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights between 2015 and 2020, he was between 2008 and 2014 the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food (www.srfood.org). A Visiting Professor in various institutions including, in 2010-2013, at Columbia University, he chaired the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights in 2002-2006, and was in 2004-2008 the General Secretary of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) on the issue of globalization and human rights. His publications are in the area of international human rights and fundamental rights in the EU, with a particular emphasis on economic and social rights and on the relationship between human rights and governance.


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