Alexandra Xanthaki was appointed UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights in October 2021.
Ms. Xanthaki is Greek and lives in the United Kingdom where she works as a Professor of Laws at Brunel University London. Throughout her academic career, Ms. Xanthaki has published over 50 publications relating to the cultural rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, cultural diversity, cultural heritage, balancing cultural rights with other rights and interests, and multiculturalism and integration in international human rights law.
She has worked on issues relating to human rights with NGOs and civil society, advised several States on these issues and taught civil servants and lawyers in several parts of the world, including the Ukraine, Vietnam, South Africa and Malaysia. Her latest projects focus on the integration of migrants and she is the founder of the awarded Athens Refugee Project, where students volunteer to work with refugee civil society organisations.