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The Right to Food and Access to Justice

Right to Food Study, 2009.
This Right to Food Study outlines a range of concrete examples to demonstrate that access to justice is possible and useful to protect the victims of violations of the right to food. The study also lays out the legal systems in which the access to justice is possible, and address the remaining gaps in other legal systems.
Available in English, Français, Español, Português.

Legal Issues,International Law,Food Security and Nutrition,Obligations,Recourse Mechanisms

Guide on Legislating for the Right to Food

Right to Food Methodological Toolbox / Book 1, 2009.
The Guide provides assistance as to how to integrate the right to food into the different levels of the national legislation. Furthermore, it describes ways to protect the right to food in the constitution, provides guidance on drafting a framework law and presents a methodology for reviewing the compatibility of sectoral laws with the right to food. Available in: English | Español | Français

Legal Issues,Entitlements,International Law,National Legislation,Obligations,Recourse Mechanisms

The Right to Food in the context of HIV/AIDS

Right to Food Study, 2009.
This Right to Food Study aims to clarify the relevance of the right to food in combating HIV/AIDS and demonstrates that there are good reasons for
supporting the integration of the right to food into prevention and treatment programmes to make them truly effective. Available only in English.

Food Security and Nutrition,Obligations,International Law,Empowerment,Policy

Right to Food and HIV/AIDS

"Focus on" Series, 2007.
HIV/AIDS makes people more vulnerable to food insecurity; in fact, food insecurity makes them even more susceptible to full-blown AIDS. This paper addresses the right to food and HIV/AIDS in regard to the Human Rights-Based Approach, The Right to Adequate Food and the Right to Food Guidelines.
Available in English, Español, Français.

Food Security and Nutrition,Obligations,International Law,Empowerment,Policy,Advocacy,Educational Tools

Legislate for the Right to Food

"How to" Series, 2007.
Legislative measures for the implementation of the human right to adequate food are highlighted both in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and in the Right to Food Guidelines. The three distinct legislative areas to consider, constitutional provisions, framework law and sectoral legislation, are briefly explained in this paper. Available in English, Español, Français.

Legal Issues,Entitlements,International Law,National Legislation,Obligations,Recourse Mechanisms,Advocacy,Educational Tools

The right to adequate food in emergencies

FAO Legislative Study, Number 77, 2003.
The purpose of this study is to clarify the meaning of the right to adequate food with specific regard to emergency situations including both natural and man-made disasters. The study identifies and analyses the applicable principles rules and standards of international law related to the right to food in emergency situations.
Available in English and Español.

Legal Issues,Obligations,International Law

Gender and Law - Women's Right in Agriculture

FAO Legislative Study, Number 76, 2002. Revised version, 2007.
This study focuses on the gender dimension of agriculture-related legislation, examining the legal status of women in three key areas. The result is an analysis identifying the main legal and some non-legal factors that affect the existence and exercise of women’s agriculture-related rights.
Available in English, Español, Français.

Legal Issues,Empowerment,International Law,Obligations
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