oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Towards Voluntary Guidelines on the right to adequate food : international developments

Volume 5 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... Towards Voluntary Guidelines on the right to adequate food Margret Vidar The right to an adequate standard of living, including food, clothing and housing, was proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. It was subsequently codified in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) of 1966 (art. 11). It has also been recognised expressly or implicitly in a number of other regional and international instruments. However, the global reaffirmation and recognition of the right to food is not sufficient by itself. The right must be understood and the corresponding obligations implemented and ..

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