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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

The Right to Food

Mathilde Cohen

Subject(s):
Right to food — Fundamental rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. In the face of persistent chronic hunger in some regions of the world and malnutrition in others, the recognition of the right to food is on the rise. The notion of a right to food is used in a variety of settings, from the domestic level, where different types of constitutional recognition can be found, be they explicit or indirect, to the regional and international level, where human rights law offers its own conceptualization of the right to food. 2. The right to food is often considered interdependent with and essential to the realization of other human...
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