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About Olivier De Schutter

Olivier De Schutter is professor at the University of Louvain (UCL), the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food (2008-2014) and currently a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. For more, you may watch videos from the Yale University Food Sovereignty: A critical dialogue conference of 14-15 September 2013; the presentation made at the UK Food Group conference in January 2014; or, on the contribution of the right to food as a human right to food sovereignty, the Food Systems Academy video


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