Towards a New Treaty on Business and Human Rights
The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and the Human Rights Law Centre present Professor Olivier De Schutter
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Held at Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Professor Olivier De Schutter was the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food from 2008-2014. He is now a member of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, which monitors and supervises the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights 1966. He is a Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and at the College of Europe (Natolin). He is also a Member of the Global Law School Faculty at New York University and is Visiting Professor at Columbia University.
From 2004-2008, he was the General Secretary of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) on the issue of globalization and human rights. In 2002-2006, he chaired the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights, a high-level group of experts which advised the European Union institutions on fundamental rights issues. He has acted on a number of occasions as expert for the Council of Europe and for the European Union.
His publications are in the area of international human rights and globalisation, as well as fundamental rights in the EU, with a particular emphasis on economic and social rights and on the relationship between human rights and governance.