Sally-Anne Way teaches and researches in the field international human rights law and practice with a particular focus on economic, social and cultural rights. She served as Senior Adviser to the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Jean Ziegler, from 2000-2007, working closely with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Her research interests are in the history of international human rights law, in the theory and practice of economic, social and cultural rights, and in human rights and development and she has taught on these themes at the University of Essex, the London School of Economics in the UK and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland. She has also served as consultant to UN agencies, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and has held posts at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and at the Bank of England, the UK central bank.
Her publications include:
- The Fight for the Right to Food: Lessons Learned with J.Ziegler, C.Golay, C. Mahon, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
- “The Role of UN Human Rights Bodies in Promoting and Protecting the Right To Food” in Food and Human Rights in Development W.B Eide and U. Kracht (eds), Belgium: Intersentia Press, 2005.
- “The right to food and clean water” with J. Ziegler and C. Golay in Essentials of Human Rights, Smith, R.K.M.and van den Anker, C.(eds), London: Hodder Arnold Press, 2005.