Nadia Lambeck

Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate
Participates in 1 Session

Nadia Lambek is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate at the University of Toronto, and a human rights lawyer, researcher and advocate focused on food system transitions and the rights of working people. Her current research explores how the law and legal claims are framed by alternative food movements and how law can (and cannot) be mobilized in the pursuit of more equitable, just and sustainable food systems. In particular she looks at claims for the right to food, the right to food sovereignty and peasants' rights, and the possibility and limitations of institutionalizing these emerging rights in domestic and international fora. She is also interested in questions of workers' rights within the food system and the governance of food systems more broadly.

Nadia is adjunct faculty at Vermont Law School where she teaches courses on global food security governance and ico-organized the 2nd annual national food law and policy conference, Taking Stock: The State of Food Law & Policy in Canada.  Before beginning her SJD, Nadia practiced law, focusing on the promotion and protection of workers' rights, union-side labour law, and human rights at Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP in Toronto, Ontario. She also worked in a research and advocacy capacity on issues relating to food systems transitions. She served as an advisor to former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, collaborated with a number of organizations, including Food Secure Canada, FIAN International, Oxfam (Bangladesh), the Global Network on the Right to Food and Nutrition, and Canada Without Poverty, on projects related to promoting the right to food, and has numerous publications in the area. Nadia is a former clerk of the Ontario Court of Appeal and served as co-Editor-and-Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal.


Sessions in which Nadia Lambeck participates

Friday November 2, 2018

4:00 PM
4:00 PM