A child may be born into a poor country, but not a poor world. If global human rights are to be meaningful, they must be universal. Global Obligations for the Right to Food assesses the nature and depth of the global responsibility to provide adequate food to the world's population. While governments have a primary responsibility for assuring the right to food for people under national jurisdictions, we as a global community are all responsible. Global Obligations for the Right to Food explores the various actions that should be taken by governments, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to ensure that citizens of the world have access to adequate food.
George Kent is professor of political science at the University of Hawaii and he is the author of several books, including Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food and Children in the International Political Economy.
1 Preface 2 Chapter One: Global Obligations 3 Chapter Two: Extraterritorial Obligations: A Response to Globalization 4 Chapter Three: International Legal Dimensions of the Right to Food 5 Chapter Four: Holding Corporations Accountable in Relation to the Right to Food 6 Chapter Five: International Legal Obligations for Infants' Right to Food 7 Chapter Six: Global Action against Worms, Malaria, and Measles 8 Chapter Seven: Public Access to Seeds and the Human Right to Adequate Food 9 Chapter Eight: Global Support for School Feeding 10 Chapter Nine: Reflections 11 Chapter Ten: Recommendations