19 June 2012
State Library of Victoria Conference Centre and Theatrette, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Professor Olivier De Schutter is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food. He is professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and at the College of Europe (Natolin), and a visiting professor at Columbia University and Sciences Po (Paris). Before being appointed Special Rapporteur, he was the General Secretary of the International Federation for Human Rights in charge of issues of globalization and human rights. Between 2002 and 2007, De Schutter chaired the EU Network of independent experts on fundamental rights, a high-level group of experts providing advice on fundamental rights issues to the European Parliament and European Commission.