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Le droit à la vie et le droit à une alimentation suffisante

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The year 2008 was marked by a series of famines, caused by man or not, leading to "food riots" in several countries around the world. Faced with this "food crisis" of unprecedented scale, a political awareness manifested itself. The World Food Summit held in Rome in 1996 marks the "Great breakthrough of the right to food" in the words of Asbjørn Eide. The substantial document adopted by the World Summit is the starting point of collective reflection, carried out in various fora, but with a unifying inspiration. Analyzing the content of the law, the Committee puts forward a series of concepts such as adequacy, availability, accessibility and ability. If legal issues are faded into the background in reactions to the food crisis, as for the achievement of the millennium development goals, more tracks should help to strengthen the effectiveness of the right to food.

Keywords: World Food Summit; Rome; right to food; food crisis



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