Michael Fakhri


Michael Fakhri is an Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law where he teaches in the areas of international economic law, commercial law, and food and agriculture. He is a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resource Program where he co-leads the Food Resiliency Project. His current research focuses on questions of food sovereignty, indigenous sovereignty, and agroecology - all in an effort work through legal accounts of imperialism, race, and capitalism. Professor Fakhri's other research interests include Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and international legal history. He is the author of Sugar and the Making of International Trade Law (CUP 2014) and co-editor of Bandung, Global History, and International Law (CUP 2017).

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Canada Avoids Indigenous Reconciliation and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

If you believe that Canada is a country filled with self-effacing and polite people, you may miss the genocidal violence within its borders. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis have always known that the Government of Canada along with the Canadian provincial governments have deliberately implemented and enabled the continuous annihilation of Indigenous peoples. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered…

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FAO Secretary General Elections – Part 2: What is to be Done?

In this second post, I want to provide some more details about how the budget works within the FAO. My purpose is to highlight how the majority of Member nations wield political power, while top donors wield financial power. Today, to win the FAO, is to gain the authority to define the right to food…

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FAO Secretary General Elections – Part 1: What is at Stake?

The FAO Member Nations are set to elect a new Director General this 22-29 June. The four candidates, nominated by UN Member States, are Qu Dongyu (China), Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle (France), Davit Kirvalidze (Georgia), and Ramesh Chand (India). Social movements, Indigenous peoples, and NGOs are frustrated because they do not have an opportunity to directly interact with…

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