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The Fight for the Right to Food: Lessons Learned [NOOK Book]

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We live in a world that is richer than ever before, yet one in six people go hungry every day.

This paradox was the reason why the UN's most important human rights body, the Commission on Human Rights (now the UN Human Rights Council), appointed an expert to investigate the realization of the human right to food around the world.

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The Fight for the Right to Food: Lessons Learned

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Overview

We live in a world that is richer than ever before, yet one in six people go hungry every day.

This paradox was the reason why the UN's most important human rights body, the Commission on Human Rights (now the UN Human Rights Council), appointed an expert to investigate the realization of the human right to food around the world.

The Fight for the Right to Food documents the work of the UN's first Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food from 2000 to 2008, giving important insights into the work of a 'Special Rapporteur' and his team. This book advances the understanding of the right to food in theory and in practice, offering essential conceptual and legal developments and an operational understanding of the right to food by documenting experiences in 11 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. It offers insights into the obstacles to the realization of the right to food, sets out key challenges for the future, and pushes forward the frontiers of international human rights law to address the persistence of hunger in the face of globalization.
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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 development.

CHRISTOPHE GOLAY is Joint Coordinator of the Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Senior Researcher at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland. He is also Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Switzerland. Previously, he was Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

CLAIRE MAHON is Joint Coordinator of the Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Senior Researcher at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland. She is also Special Advisor to Mary Robinson, Chair of the GAVI Alliance, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, USA. She has previously worked as Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and as an international human rights lawyer for various non-governmental organizations including Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists.

SALLY-ANNE WAY is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Economic and Social Rights, Spain. She previously worked as Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and as Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of international and Development Studies (IHEID), Switzerland. She has also served as a consultant to various UN agencies, and has held posts at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK, and at the Bank of England. She has published widely on issues of human rights and development.
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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
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