Food laws and decisions: Right to food

Right to food related food laws and decisions

  • International · Law · International norms

    Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food

    Aug. 3, 2016 The report reiterates the importance of a rights-based approach to “adequate food”, and highlights that unhealthy diets are a form of malnutrition

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  • International · Law · International norms

    Unhealthy foods, non-communicable diseases and the right to health – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health

    Apr. 1, 2014 In this report, the Special Rapporteur highlights the link between unhealthy foods and diet-related non-communicable diseases, underscoring the urgent need for States to address structural changes in the food environment,...

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  • International · Law · International norms

    Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food

    Dec. 26, 2011 The report shows how undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency and overnutrition are different dimensions of malnutrition that must be addressed to fully realize the right to food

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  • Regional · Law · International norms

    Noncommunicable diseases and human rights in the Americas – Report of the Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    Aug. 23, 2023 The report analyzes the relationship between the effective enjoyment of human rights and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Americas

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    Food, nutrition and the right to health – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health

    Jul. 14, 2023 Using the frameworks of intersectionality, anti-coloniality and anti-racism, as well as existing international human rights laws and standards, the Special Rapporteur examines how the lack of access to safe and...

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  • Colombia · Decision · Judicial

    Juan Manuel Charry Urueña y Miryam Elfriede Anaya Sánchez v Colombia (Decision C-435-23)

    Oct. 25, 2023 Whether the tax reform that introduced a tax on ultra-processed foods and ultra-processed sugary beverages (Law No. 2227 of 2022) violates the principles of equality, freedom of enterprise, and free...

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  • Mexico · Decision · Judicial

    Desde el Corazón del Fruto, S.A. de C.V. v Government

    2020 In 2020, plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Amendment to NOM-51 that adopted front-of-package warning labels for prepackaged food and beverages.

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  • Mexico · Decision · Judicial

    Santa Clara, S.A. de C.V. v. Government

    2022 In 2020, plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Modification of the Mexican Official Norm that regulates the General labelling specifications for pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.

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  • Brazil · Law · Legislation

    Food and Nutrition Security Standards Decree

    Aug. 25, 2010 This decree provides regulations on law n. 11.346 of 2006, establishing the National Food and Nutrition Policy and the parameters for a national plan about food and nutritional security.

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    Law on National Food and Nutritional Security System

    Sep. 15, 2006 This law establishes principles, guidelines and definitions on the human right to food.

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  • Brazil · Law · Administrative Acts

    Ordinance on National Food and Nutrition Policy

    Nov. 17, 2011 This ordinance establishes guidelines for improve food conditions, nutrition and health of the Brazilian population aimed at promoting adequate and healthy food practices, food surveillance and nutrition, preventing and caring...

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    Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population

    2014 This document establishes principles and recommendations for an adequate and healthy diet for Brazilian population.

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  • South Africa · Decision · Judicial

    Equal Education and Others v. Minister of Basic Education and Others

    Jul. 17, 2020 Whether the Minister of Basic Education had a constitutional and statutory obligation to provide daily nutritious meals to learners who qualified for the school nutrition program.

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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Child Care and Protection Act

    Mar. 26, 2004 This law seeks to promote the best interests, safety and well-being of children in Jamaica.

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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    Food and Nutrition Security Policy

    Mar. 2013 This policy provides strategies, actions and a framework for addressing the critical issues of food and nutrition security.

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  • South Africa · Law · Programmatic documents

    National Food and Nutrition Security Plan

    Nov. 7, 2017 The National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan (NFNSP) 2018-2023 describes how South Africa will combat the silent crisis of malnutrition and reverse its growth in the next...

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  • Brazil · Law · Constitutions

    Constitution of Brazil

    Oct. 05, 1988 The 1988 Constitution of Brazil establishes that education, health, the childhood protection, and the right to food are social rights.

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