Human rights and the right to food - volume 1
Pages: 570 pages
Shipping Weight: 650 gram
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058870643
The right to food is a basic human right as well as a basic human need which should be guaranteed to all people. Food is the most basic necessity of life. When talking about the right to food we generally tend to focus only on the developing countries and their right to food. The past years another issue with regard to food has been added as a human right: the right to safe food.
The right to food has been recognized in numerous international instruments including several meetings attended by world leaders or their representatives, where they have increasingly committed themselves to promoting this right. Unfortunately, the international legal recognition of the right to adequate food and numerous commitments to its fulfillment has not translated into widespread acknowledgement and incorporation domestically by all states. Much of the content of the right to food has been developed as a result of these instruments; therefore it is necessary to look at them. In this collection we present the most important documents and reports from the United Nations, regional organisations and national achievements.