Food laws and decisions: Right to health

Right to health related food laws and decisions

  • International · Law · International norms

    Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

    Oct. 17, 2018 To accelerate the response to address non-communicable diseases for the health and well-being of present and future generations.

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  • International · Law · International norms

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals)

    Oct. 21, 2015 The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a comprehensive and far-reaching plan for Sustainable Development Goals

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    Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases

    Sep. 19, 2011 To shed light on the global burden and threat of non-communicable diseases as one of the major challenges for development in the twenty-first century

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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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  • 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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  • Colombia · Decision · Judicial

    Colombian Parents’ Corporation of Mothers and Fathers, Red PaPaz v. Ministry of Health (Case No. 25000234100020190106300)

    Nov. 10, 2022 Whether the lack of an appropriate regulatory framework on ultra-processed food products violate the collective right to health of consumers, and particularly of children.

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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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  • Brazil · Law · Legislation

    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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  • 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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  • Colombia · Law · Constitutions

    Constitution of Colombia

    Jul. 20, 1991 The Constitution of Colombia regulates the organization of the State, and provides a Bill of Rights with provisions relevant for diet and health.

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  • Brazil · Law · Legislation

    Law on the Conditions for the Promotion, Protection and Recovery of Health

    Sep. 19, 1990 This law establishes general principles and guidelines on the health system, and the conditions for the promotion, protection, and recovery of health. Implementation and control mechanisms are coordinated between the...

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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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  • Brazil · Law · Administrative Acts

    Ordinance on Preventing Obesity

    Jun. 28, 2007 This ordinance establishes guidelines for health care aimed at preventing obesity and helping those who suffer it.

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  • Mexico · Law · Legislation

    General Health Law

    Feb. 7, 1984 This law regulates the right to health that every person has according to Article 4 of the Political Constitution of Mexico.

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