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Review of the compatibility of sectoral laws with the right to food

Right to Food Handbooks 3, 2014.
This handbook presents the process to be followed for the revision of sectoral legislation, since it may affect various aspects of the right to food. The purpose of this revision is to ensure that the legal framework of the country is favourable for the progressive realization of the right to food.
Available in English, Español, Français, Português.

TRAINING AND ADVOCACY MATERIALS
Legal Issues,Entitlements,International Law,National Legislation,Obligations,Recourse Mechanisms,Training,Educational Tools
   

The Right to Food in the CARICOM Region – An Assessment Report

Right to Food Study, 2013.
This publication presents coherent and systematic information and analysis about: the current food and nutrition security situation in the CARICOM Region and in CARICOM Member States, and the relevant legal, policy and institutional environments in the Region with respect to the protection and realization of the right to food. The information and analysis are expected to translate into concrete follow-up actions and can serve to monitor over time right to food conditions in the Region. Available in English.

REPORTS
Assessment,Food Security Analysis,Capacity Development,Advocacy,Legal Issues,International Law,National Legislation,Monitoring,Analysis,Policy,Food Security and Nutrition
   

Human Rights - a Strategy for the Fight against Hunger

Fact Sheet 2, 2012.
In relation to the Global Strategic Framework for Food and Nutrition Security (GSF), this Fact Sheet 2 explains how the adoption of a human rights perspective in national strategies can increase their efficiency and tackle the root causes of hunger.
Available in English, Français, Español, Português.

TRAINING AND ADVOCACY MATERIALS
Food Security and Nutrition,Situation Analysis,Monitoring,Empowerment,International Law
   

Exigibilidade: Mechanisms to claim the human right to adequate food in Brazil

Right to Food Study, 2011.
This study underlines the very important role of the civil society in creating mechanisms to make states accountable for violations of the right to adequate food - the study also serves as an advocacy tool, which provides practical examples on how to implement the right to food at country level.
Available only in English.

STUDIES
Advocacy,Legal Issues,International Law,Recourse Mechanisms,National Legislation
   

Constitutional and Legal Protection of the Right to Food around the World

Right to Food Study, 2011.
This Right to Food Study from 2011 reviews the legal protection of the right to food at national level, through constitutional provisions, national legislation and the direct applicability of international law.
Available only in English.

STUDIES
International Law,Policy,Food Security and Nutrition,Legal Issues,Obligations,National Legislation
   

A Responsible Governance of Land Tenure:
an essential means for realizing the right to food

Right to Food Study, 2010.
This Right to Food Study illustrates the legal significance of the Right to Food at national level and provides a series of concrete examples of the implementation of human right principles, the Right to Food, and State obligations regarding land tenure systems, food policies and institutional frameworks.
Available in English and Español.

STUDIES
International Law,Policy,Food Security and Nutrition,Legal Issues,Obligations
   

The Right to Adequate Food

Joint FAO-OHCHR Fact Sheet No. 34, 2010.
This Fact Sheet explains what the right to adequate food is, illustrates its implications for specific individuals and groups, and elaborates upon State parties’ obligations with respect to this human right. The Fact Sheet also provides an overview of national, regional and international accountability and monitoring mechanisms.
Available in English, Français, Español, 中文, العربية

TRAINING AND ADVOCACY MATERIALS
Training,Advocacy,Legal Issues,International Law,Food Security and Nutrition
   

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.

STUDIES
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.

METHODOLOGICAL TOOLBOX
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.

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