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Right to Food and Food Sovereignty: a WTO Perspective

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Keywords: Conflict of Norms; Agricultural Agreement; Doha Round; Land Grabbing; Bali Package.

The relationship between the human right to food and the international trade rules, because of their divergence, be it potential or actual, is an exemplary case of fragmentation and incoherence of the international legal order. Though the multilateral trading system - first with its shift from the 1947 GATT to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and then with the last reforms brought to the Agreement on Agriculture - has become increasingly compatible with the right to food, the latter is nowadays threatened by both the erosion and the crisis of the WTO system itself, by the revival of unilateral protectionist policies, and even by the so-called land grabbing phenomenon.

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