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Holding the State Accountable for Hunger

The proposed legislation on food security has the potential to serve as a catalyst for action and it is an opportunity for the State to define the scope of the right to food and mandate robust protection for this right. It can cement the gains made by litigation, but it should not be restricted to that. It is an opportunity to draw upon domestic practice and jurisprudence, international law, and legislation in other jurisdictions to comprehensively codify the right to food. Most importantly, a new law is an opportunity to provide accessible administrative and legal remedies for individuals whose right to food is violated.

on the rights of women,2 children,3 refugees,4 disabled persons,5 and instruments relating to the conduct of states during armed conict.6

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