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Monitor the Realization of the Right to Food

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    Responsible Governance of Land Tenure: an essential factor for the realization of the Right to Food
    Land Tenure Working Paper
    2010
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    Land Tenure Working Paper 15. This publication brings to light the existing linkages between land tenure and the realization of the right to food. It points out that responsible governance of land requires the adoption of human rights-based approach in order to develop coherent and long term solutions to improve people’s livelihoods. The document presents the legal implications of the right to food at national level and provides a series of examples on the implementation of human rights principl es and obligations into land tenure systems, policies, and institutional frameworks. Presented as a background document for the Latin America Regional Consultation Meeting for the elaboration of the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance on Tenure of Land and Natural Resources, it aims to encourage discussion and further analysis on the issues presented.
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    Voluntary Guidelines, the Human Right to Food 2007
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    Every human being has the right to adequate food and the fundamental right to be free from hunger, according to international human rights law. This is called “the Right to Food” for short. The Right to Food Guidelines, adopted by FAO Council in November 2004, are addressed to all States, whether or not they have ratified relevant human rights treaties. The Guidelines do not create new legal obligations, but are a practical tool for States that want to implement the right to food. The obligatory nature of the right to food is derived from international law and national constitutions and legislation, not from the Guidelines themselves. This flyer provides a brief overview of what the right to food is, why the right to food should be implemented, how the right to food adds to food security, explains what the “Voluntary Guidelines on The Right to Food” are as well as provides references to additional reading.
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    Monitoring Framework for Implementation of the Human Right to Adequate Food in Nepal 2017
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    The publication presents the way to undertake a contextual interpretation of the international normative standards on the Human Right to Adequate Food in Nepal, including how relevant provisions under the domestic law could be integrated in a framework for identifying indicators. Although the normative approach to the RtAF is well established in the international human rights narrative, and a framework to operationalize it is also available at international level, it is necessary for that framew ork to be contextualised in order to effectively address specific needs of different countries. In Nepal, the right to food enjoys a broad political and legal endorsement, and its normative implications go well beyond the international norms. These achievements called for the development of a context-appropriate framework for monitoring this human right in the country. The publication is divided into three chapters: chapter 1 provides a brief overview of the context and objectives for developin g the monitoring framework; chapter 2 uses available tools and methodologies developed at the international level to inform the contextualisation of right to food indicators for use in Nepal; finally, chapter 3 outlines how right to food indicators and monitoring framework can be operationalized at various levels, from national to local level. The publication discusses data generating mechanisms, highlights the role of different actors and institutions working in the field of the right to food, and provides guidance on the use of the framework. The annexes provide technical and supportive information to facilitate the application of identified indicators and the overall monitoring framework. Targeted users of this document are government, public agencies, civil society, researchers, academics and international organizations working towards the progressive realizations of the right to food in Nepal.

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