Lesson Series 39: The Right to Food: Indivisibility of rights

The Issue

As shown in the previous lesson series, the denial of the right to food is not usually a result of natural causes, but due to systemic factors and deliberate actions taken by state authorities. In the same way, the systemic denial of other human rights ‘such as the right to equality or land’ will inevitably affect peoples?right to food.

While human rights can be grouped into different categories, ultimately human rights are indivisible and must be viewed in a holistic manner, starting with the basic dignity of all people. Any practice that denies this basic dignity is inhuman, regardless whether the practice affects economic, social and cultural rights or civil and political rights.


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