Prof. Christophe Golay is Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. His expertise and publications relate to ESCR, the right to food, peasants’ rights, sustainable development, armed conflicts, the fight against hunger, and the United Nations (UN) human rights bodies.
Since 2015 Prof. Golay is supervising the legal dimension of two research projects on the right to food in Bolivia, Cambodia, Ghana and Kenya. Since 2009 Prof. Golay has been providing legal advice in relation to the elaboration and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP). From 2001 to 2008, he was Legal Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and undertook missions with the UN in Brazil, Guatemala, Bolivia, Cuba, Niger, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India and Palestine.