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Food, Hunger and International Law

Völkerrechtliche Tagesthemen: Spotlight (Episode 27)

05.07.2022

Hunger has been at the forefront of the vital problems faced by people throughout history. The causes of hunger and how this problem should be handled have created a discussion platform on which different disciplines ponder. In this context, international human rights law recognized food -and everyone to be free from hunger- as a right.
However, many discourses which discuss hunger as a violation of human rights have been overlooked and food has been seen solely as a tradeable commodity.  In this talk, it will be discussed why a rights-based approach to hunger is of utmost importance and how international human rights law can change the depoliticization of hunger. 

 

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