The Right to Food: Alternative Methods of Implementation The Role of Courts and of Indicators

The Right to Food: Alternative Methods of Implementation The Role of Courts and of Indicators

Ottobre 2019
978-88-6856-147-5

In a world that has the physical capacity to produce more than enough to stably feed the whole of the global population, a significant portion still suffer from hunger and malnutrition. The international system has been recognised at length to be unfair and detrimental to the aims of the fight against world hunger. The fundamental problem is the lack of political will on behalf of many (especially affluent) States to recognise binding entitlements and obligations stemming from food. The thesis analyses the two avenues of justiciability and indicators, taking stock of their evolution and the way they respond to the rising challenges posed by ever-accelerating technological and social progress. Both will have their strengths and weaknesses discussed in the present work, and an interesting complementarity between the two will emerge. Though the system they create in concert is certainly laudable and shows great promise for future evolution, it is necessary to recognise that, discouraging though it may be, it still lacks the power to address the fundamental lack of political will at the time being. This impasse may yet be overcome through an exogenous shock.