Documentos y publicaciones del ODA-E

The right to food between the justiciability and the public sphere

balanza de la justicia

Basic food must be guaranteed by States as a fundamental right of all people. In this article we defend the hypothesis that the path of justiciability is insufficient to achieve full recognition of the right to food as a fundamental social right. A strong and active public sphere is needed to address the obstacles to this recognition today. Some of them are actually related to the inherited legal culture. And, on the other hand, that promotes the creation of new institutions to guarantee social rights. The constitutional State needs a “fourth estate” that guarantees fundamental rights and protects the common good from private powers.

(Artículo de Héctor Silveira publicado en The Age of Human Rights Journal)