Report on access to justice and the right to food: the way forward

12 January 2014
Special Rapporteur on the rights to food
28th session of the Human Rights Council


In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food explores the obstacles faced by those wishing to seek remedy for violations related to the right to food. The Special Rapporteur analyses the current international legal framework and identifies examples of good practice as a means of encouraging States to develop judicial remedies in accordance with the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The report also addresses some issues related to extraterritorial obligations in relation to the right to food.