1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

  • 0
  • 0


Olivier De Schutter

Board Member

Olivier De Schutter is Professor of Law at UCLouvain (Belgium) and at SciencesPo (France), and he was appointed the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights by the Human Rights Council at its 43rd session, in March 2020.

His nomination to the UNRISD Board was approved by ECOSOC in June 2021.

Olivier De Schutter is also Co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (2015-present). Previously he was a member of the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (2013-2018); Special Rapporteur on the right to food (2008-2014); Chair of the EU Network of Experts on Fundamental Rights (2002-2007); and a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, UC Berkeley and Yale University.