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Michael Fakhri is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (his thematic reports can be found here)

He teaches in the areas of international economic law, commercial law, and food law. His research focuses on the right to food and agroecology. His theoretical agenda involves investigating law’s role in imperial and capitalist adventures. He is a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resource Law Center where he co-leads the Food Resiliency Project.

He has delivered lectures and moderated public conversations on international human rights and development topics at universities in places such as South Africa, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland, Iceland, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Fakhri has been invited to give talks on human rights and development by peasant unions, labor unions, and human rights activists all over the world, and at international organizations such as the WTO Ministerial Conference. He has appeared before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and been cited by the International Court of Justice.

Professor Fakhri has also delivered talks at Yale University, Harvard Law School, Princeton University, Brown University, Cornell University, London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, the American University of Beirut, and the American University in Cairo.

Professor Fakhri received his doctorate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, LL.M. from Harvard Law School, LL.B. from Queen's University, and B.Sc. in biology from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he began his legal career with one of Canada's leading business law firms, later shifting to a practice in social justice advocacy.