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The WTO and the Right to Food

Sarah Joseph

in Blame it on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199565894
eISBN:
9780191728693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565894.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the effect of WTO rules on the enjoyment of the right to food. It first describes the human right to food, followed by an overview of current statistics regarding world hunger. ... More


Blame it on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique

Sarah Joseph

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199565894
eISBN:
9780191728693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565894.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is often accused of, at best, not paying enough attention to human rights or, at worst, facilitating and perpetuating human rights abuses. This book weighs these ... More


Conclusion: Implications for Policy in South Africa and Beyond

David Bilchitz

in Poverty and Fundamental Rights: The Justification and Enforcement of Socio-economic Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552160
eISBN:
9780191709456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552160.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In order to render the doctrinal discussion more concrete, this concluding chapter considers some of the policy implications of the minimum core approach for the United States, the United Kingdom, ... More


The Right to Food and Trade in Agriculture

Christine Breining-Kaufmann

in Human Rights and International Trade

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199285822
eISBN:
9780191700378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285822.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines possible options to reconcile the goals of human rights instruments providing a right to food, and in particular food security, with WTO agreements, in particular the AoA. It ... More


Democracy and the Right to Food

Jean Drěze

in Human Rights and Development: Towards Mutual Reinforcement

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199284627
eISBN:
9780191700316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284627.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on the right to food as one of the economic and social rights confirmed in the Directive Principles of State Policy. The chapter begins by describing the nutrition emergency in ... More


The Challenge of Ensuring Food Security: Global Perspectives and Evidence from India

Shareen Hertel and Susan Randolph

in Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520283091
eISBN:
9780520958920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283091.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Ensuring that all people enjoy food security, a central element of the right to food, continues to pose a global challenge. This paper elaborates what food security entails, reviews available ... More


Theories of the food insecurity ‘problem’ and the right to food ‘solution’

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Chapter 3 sets out the key theories with which the book engages: food insecurity and the human right to food. Following on from a conceptualisation and definition of food insecurity, the right to ... More


Human Rights, Law, and Political Economy

Anna Chadwick

in Law and the Political Economy of Hunger

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198823940
eISBN:
9780191862656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823940.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The final chapter of the book explores the potential of international human rights law as a means of addressing the persistence of world hunger. The chapter begins by relating the institutional ... More


Conclusion

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Chapter 8 focuses on the consequences of the rise of emergency food provision for the progressive realisation of the human right to food in the UK. The chapter discusses the opportunities that the ... More


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Advancing the Right to Food to Promote Public Health

Carolin Anthes and Olivier De Schutter

in Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190672676
eISBN:
9780190672713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672676.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The core objective of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) since its founding in 1945 has been to eradicate hunger. International policy debates and the work of the ... More


The Right of Bodily Integrity

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The common law recognized the right of an individual to refuse medical treatment, even life-sustaining medical treatment. Some state courts have incorporated the right to refuse medical treatment as ... More


Human Rights Concerns in Biotechnology

Sreenivasulu N.S.

in Law Relating to Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467488
eISBN:
9780199087358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467488.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter highlights the human rights concerns in biotechnology. In this regard, responses from the governments of the US, India, and EU have been mapped. Various international human rights ... More


Sovereign Debt and the Right to Food

Olivier De Schutter

in Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198810445
eISBN:
9780191847783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810445.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Sovereign debt and the measures imposed on indebted nations, in conjunction with trade liberalisation under the WTO or other similar regimes have forced many countries to forego traditional food ... More


Food charity as caring

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Chapter 6 looks at where charitable emergency food provision fits into responsibilities to respect, protect and fulfil the human right to food. It employs a theory of care ethics to explore the ... More


Life and Natural Resources: Livelihood, Conflicts, and Personal Integrity

Jérémie Gilbert

in Natural Resources and Human Rights: An Appraisal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198795667
eISBN:
9780191836978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795667.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter analyses the potential role that human rights law can play when control over natural resources is associated with loss of life. It examines three different approaches. The first focuses ... More


Food charity and the changing welfare state

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Chapter 7 looks at the role of the state and examines the changing nature of the UK welfare state and the impact these changes are having on the need for and shape of emergency food provision. The ... More


“Community Interests” and the Role of International Law in the Creation of a Global Market for Agricultural Land

Jochen von Bernstorff

in Community Interests Across International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825210
eISBN:
9780191863844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825210.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter explores the notion of “community interests” with regard to the global “land-grab” phenomenon. Over the last decade, a dramatic increase of foreign investment in agricultural land could ... More


Introduction

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter provides an introduction to the book. It contextualises the policy background; provides details on the empirical basis of the book; defines key terms; and establishes the wider evidence ... More


Drought and Hunger

Jean Drèze

in Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833468
eISBN:
9780191871900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833468.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents first‐hand accounts of drought and hunger in different parts of India in the early 2000s. It begins with a general discussion of the drought situation, and of the government's ... More


School Meals

Jean Drèze

in Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833468
eISBN:
9780191871900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833468.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter makes the case for free midday meals in Indian schools. School meals have wide‐ranging social benefits. First, they help to ensure regular school attendance. Second, they contribute to ... More


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