The Right to Food

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Workshop report, 2016.
This report includes all debates and list of commitments which took place during the South Asian Dialogue on the Right to Food, held in Dhaka on the 23-25 November 2015. The event was jointly organized by Oxfam and FAO with the objective to promote an emerging right to food community of practice for improved food security in South Asia. It called for the participation of members from government, civil society organizations, academia and think tanks from India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Available in: English
Keywords: Advocacy - National legislation - Coordination - Food security and nutrition - Institutional policy

Legal Study, 2015.
This publication brings together a comparative analysis of the legislation on food and nutrition security in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, also including a regional perspective of the instruments adopted by parliamentary bodies in Latin America.

Available in: Español
Keywords: Legal issues - National legislation - Food security and nutrition

Legal paper, 2016.
This publication shows efforts of countries, organizations and groups, at the global, regional and national level, in taking legislative actions, designing policies and strategies, setting up accountable institutions and bodies, to respect, protect and fulfil the human right to adequate food.

Available in: English

This database provides a platform where what is constitutionally committed to on the right to adequate food at the national level can be found. For each FAO Member Nation, you will find quotes of relevant articles on the right to adequate food as well as the ratification status of some key international instruments. The search can either be performed by Member Nation or by constitutional recognition.

Keywords: Legal issues - National legislation

Right to Food Study, 2015.
This publication provides an overview on the main issues debated during the development and passage of the India’s National Food Security Act (2013), which legally binds national and state governments to extend far-reaching social protection to the country’s population.

Available in: English français Español
Keywords: Empowerment - Legal issues - Entitlements - National legislation - Obligations - Food security and nutrition

Briefs for debates on the right to food, 2015.
This set of briefs presents the major debates emerged during the development and adoption of the India’s National Food Security Act (2013), which legally binds national and state governments to extend far-reaching social protection to the country’s population.

Available in: English français Español
Keywords: Capacity development - Advocacy - Training - Legal issues - Entitlements - National legislation - Obligations - Food security and nutrition

Right to Food Study, 2015.
The document aims to provide tools for actors at municipal level to deepen the construction of practical notions for the obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the right to food locally, and to propose different activities for establishing and/or strengthening spaces for dialogue, exemplified by experiences in different countries of the region.

Available in: Español
Keywords: Advocacy - Empowerment - Coordination - Food security and nutrition - Strategy

Right to Food Assessment, 2014.
The Review of the legislative framework and jurisprudence concerning the right to adequate food in Nepal discusses overarching aspects of Nepalese law and jurisprudence dealing with this human right. It provides a critical assessment of constitutional as well as legislative provisions and offers a thorough analysis of Supreme Court jurisprudence pertaining to the right to food. In addition to judicial remedy, the review also covers non-judicial means of remedy against the violation of food rights. Finally, the review also offers a set of concrete recommendations, touching upon a wide range of aspects of the human right to adequate food.

Keywords: Assessment - Situation analysis - Legal issues - National legislation
Available in: English Español
Keywords: Public budget analysis - Advocacy

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