Häberli Christian, Ph.D.
Häberli Christian, Ph.D.
Holds PhD African Investment Law
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Christian Häberli studied law in Zurich, Geneva and Basel where he graduated in 1977 with a Ph.D. on the subject of African Investment Law; he also studied development sciences (1973-75) and obtained a degree at the Institut Universitaire d’Etudes du Développement in Geneva. After a short stint with Swissair, Geneva, as an Air Transport Employee (1977-78), his professional career started in 1978 at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), with 2 years each in Madagascar and Thailand, followed by 3 years with the Swiss Development Cooperation in Nepal. As from 1986 he worked at the Swiss Federal Department (Ministry) for Economic Affairs: At the Foreign Economic Affairs Office until 1999 (UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNCED, OECD and GATT/WTO), and until 2007 at the Agriculture Office (WTO, OECD, EU – as chair of the Swiss-EC Joint Agriculture Committee). In WTO, he chaired the Committee on Agriculture (Regular Session) and served or serves in a number of panels, namely in EC – Bananas, Japan – Apples, EC – Biotech and China – Trading Rights. Numerous publications on legal and political aspects of trade, development, commodity and environmental issues, ethics, agriculture, non-trade concerns, and WTO. In WTI/NCCR, he works as a Senior Consultant on various trade, agriculture and development policy issues. Christian teaches course at trapca in both the Anglophone and Francophone stream.

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