Extraterritorial Obligations of States and the Right to Food
Governments have extraterritorial obligations regarding the right to food. In an increasingly globalized world, activities of both state and non-state actors can have impacts well beyond national borders: hence, defining the parameters of extraterritorial obligations as a legal concept has become ever more important. Recent years have seen a growing consensus over the scope and substance of these obligations, including with respect to the right to food.
This contribution will define and discuss the concept of extraterritorial obligations and then apply it to the right to food in particular.
Extraterritorial Obligations of States
Definition and References in International Human Rights Law
Although the universal character of human rights, as well as the requirement of nondiscrimination attached to their realization, has always been clear, states traditionally have viewed their human rights obligations as limited to the people within their territories. This stance has led to...
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