Studies in International Law
The Right to Food in the Era of Globalisation
This new work contributes to addressing the challenge of eradicating global hunger, by looking at the obstacles which prevent the implementation of a right to food in the era of globalisation. The book describes the current situation of global hunger, considers how it relates to the development of food systems and to the merger of the food and energy markets, explains how the right to food can only be realized if governance improves at the domestic and international levels, and sets out what needs to be done to enable governments to adopt appropriate policies within an internationally agreed framework. The essays in the book demonstrate how improved accountability at national level, reform of the international regimes of trade, investment, and food aid, and the development of biofuels production go hand in hand in these processes. The implication is that the extraterritorial human rights obligations of States, and the strengthening of global food security governance (currently being attempted with the reform of the Committee on World Food Security in Rome), have a key role to perform in enabling domestic reforms to achieve sustainable results.
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