Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs
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ISSN: 2332-0761

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Girmay Teklu

Girmay Teklu

Adigrat, Tigray

  • Review Article
    Analysis on Legal Status of The Right to Food
    Author(s): Girmay TekluGirmay Teklu

    The notion of food as a right is relatively recent development but has gained a momentum recently. It has significant implication and it consists of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. In relation to the right to food international human rights law provides particularly freedom from hunger. It puts the state as the primary duty bearer of the right, and the individual as the recipient. Violation of the right to food occurs when a state fails to ensure the minimum threshold of freedom from hunger. Many states have already ratified all the relevant human rights conventions relating to food and prevention from hunger; nevertheless there is a gray area in the legal system of many countries (in the Proclamations and state Constitutions) which hinders the justiciability of the right to food in practice... View More»

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