• Constitutional and Legal Protection of the Right to Food around the World (+)

    The study briefly reviews the right to food in international law and discusses whether there is a duty to take legislative action. Having examined constitutions protecting the right to food and the different ways in which they do so, it identifies those countries in which the right to food is directly applicable by virtue of international human rights treaties being incorporated into the domestic legal system. Finally, it summarizes country progress with regard to framework law and indicates the number of countries that have adopted, or are in the process of drafting, a framework law on the right to food or food security.