Incorporating the Right to Food

What does it mean to have the right to food? Click here to watch the Scottish Human Rights Commission’s short animated video on the topic, produced in partnership with Nourish.

The Scottish Food Coalition has also published an overview of what the right to food means. It is available here.

Click here to read about the Commission’s latest work on the right to food.

Elaine Smith MSP has submitted a proposal to the Scottish Parliament for a Members’ Bill which would incorporate the right to food into Scots law. Her proposal is available here.

You can respond to the consultation on the Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill via online survey here. Alternatively, you can email responses to righttofoodconsultation@parliament.scot. The deadline for responses is 15th September 2020.

Click here to read the Scottish Government’s current Good Food Nation policy.

Nourish Scotland is currently campaigning to have the right to food incorporated into Scots law. Click here to read about their work.

To listen to young people sharing their own experiences with food insecurity, with The Food Foundation’s Right2Food podcast, click here.

Dr Michael Fakhri is currently the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food. Click here to read more about his mandate and the UN’s work on this issue.

Image credit: Michael Stern, Flickr

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