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Accounting for Hunger - The Right to Food in the Era of Globalisation (Electronic book text)
Accounting for Hunger - The Right to Food in the Era of Globalisation (Electronic book text): Olivier De Schutter, Kaitlin Y....
Accounting for Hunger - The Right to Food in the Era of Globalisation (Electronic book text): Olivier De Schutter, Kaitlin Y....

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Accounting for Hunger - The Right to Food in the Era of Globalisation (Electronic book text)

Olivier De Schutter, Kaitlin Y. Cordes

Series: Studies in International Law

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The challenge of global hunger is now high on the agenda of governments and international policy-makers. This new work contributes to addressing that challenge, by looking at the obstacles which stand in the way of implementing a right to food in the era of globalisation. The book describes the current situation of global hunger; it considers how it relates both to the development of food systems and to the merger of the food and energy markets; and it explains how the right to food contributes to identifying solutions at the domestic and international levels. The right to food, it argues, can only be realised if governance improves at the domestic level, and if the international environment enables governments to adopt appropriate policies, for which they require a certain policy space. The essays in this book demonstrate that the current regimes of trade, investment and food aid, as well as the development of biofuels production - all of which contribute to define the international context in which states implement such reforms - should be reshaped if national efforts are to be successful. The implication is that extraterritorial human rights obligations of states (their obligations to respect the right to food beyond their national territories, for instance in their food aid, investment or trade policies), as well as the strengthening of global governance of food security (as is currently being attempted with the reform of the Committee on World Food Security in Rome), have a key role to fulfill: domestic reforms will not achieve sustainable results unless the international environment is more enabling of the efforts of governments acting individually. In this reform process, accountability both at the domestic and international level is essential if sustainable progress is to be achieved in combating global hunger.

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Imprint: Hart Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Studies in International Law
Release date: November 2011
Editors: Olivier De Schutter • Kaitlin Y. Cordes
Format: Electronic book text - Hardback (stationery)
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-84731-827-5
Barcode: 9781847318275
Categories: Promotions
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Primary industries > Agriculture & related industries
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters > Famine
Books > Law > International law > Public international law > International human rights law
LSN: 1-84731-827-4

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