The Fight for the Right to Food: Lessons Learned

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

byJean Ziegler

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This book documents and analyzes the experiences of the United Nation's first Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. It highlights the conceptual advances in the legal understanding of the right to food in international human rights law, and analyzes key practical challenges through experiences in 11 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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This book documents and analyzes the experiences of the United Nation's first Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. It highlights the conceptual advances in the legal understanding of the right to food in international human rights law, and analyzes key practical challenges through experiences in 11 countries across Africa, Asia, an...

JEAN ZIEGLER is Vice-President of the UN Human Rights Council's Advisory Committee, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, he was UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He is an expert on economic, social and cultural rights, and has published numerous books on globalization and developmen...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230284647

ISBN - 13:9780230284647

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction: Hunger and the Right to Food
PART I: THE RIGHT TO FOOD IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
The Definition of the Right to Food in International Law
The Right to Food of the Most Vulnerable People
The Right to Food in an Era of Globalization
The Right to Food in Situations of Armed Conflict
PART II: THE RIGHT TO FOOD IN PRACTICE: COUNTRY MISSIONS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA
Niger
Brazil
Bangladesh
The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Ethiopia
Mongolia
Guatemala
India
Lebanon
Bolivia
Cuba
Conclusion
Annexures
End Notes