Right to Food and Food Sovereignty

Right to Food • ICCARD and its Relevance
Voluntary Guidelines •  Millennium Development Goals 

The right to food is a human right. It protects the right of all human beings to live in dignity, free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. The right to food is not about charity, but about ensuring that all people have the capacity to feed themselves in dignity.

The right to food is protected under international human rights and humanitarian law and the correlative state obligations are equally well-established under international law. The right to food is recognized in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), as well as a plethora of other instruments. Noteworthy is also the recognition of the right to food in numerous national constitutions.

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More Core Issues:

ICCARD and its Relevance • Voluntary Guidelines •  Millennium Development Goals