Olivier De Schutter is a Belgian jurist and professor of international law at the Catholic University of Leuven and at Sciences Po Paris. Between 2008 and 2014, he was the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food of the United Nations Human Rights Council. He was a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights between 2015 and May 2020, until his appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.