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What does the right to food mean in practice? Experiences from India, Brazil and Scotland

This seminar will consider experiences of implementing the right to adequate food and nutrition by looking at Brazil and India who have captured this obligation into their national legislative frameworks.  In the UK there is considerable debate as to whether enough is being done by public authorities to protect our most disadvantaged households from food insecurity.  Join us and hear from Brazil and India’s experience and learn from the progress being in Scotland on the right to food.

Chair:  Anna Taylor, Executive Director Food Foundation

Speakers:

Biraj Patnaik, Principal Adviser  on the Right to Food to the Commissioners of the Supreme Court in India

Biraj will discuss how India has enshrined the right to food into law, what this means in practice for its citizens and the lessons which have been learned.

Elli Kontorravdis, Policy & Campaigns Officer, Nourish Scotland

Elli will present Nourish Scotland’s recent report to the UN Committee on Econmic, Social and Cultural Rights on the right to food as part of the UN’s 6th period review of the UK.

Brazilian speaker TBC

Will discuss how Brazil has enshrined the right to food into law, what this means in practice for its citizens and the lessons which have been learned.

Panel comments (TBC)
Plenary discussion