Report on the right to food in conflict situations

21 July 2017
Special Rapporteur on the rights to food
72nd session of the General Assembly


The present report is the first of two successive reports. Its focus is on the right to food in conflict situations. In her report, the Special Rapporteur contextualizes the dire situation of severe food insecurity in several countries currently most affected by internal and international conflict and discusses the existing regulatory architecture of human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Despite well-established rules governing these two areas of law, hunger and famine in a variety of combat settings inflict massive casualties and widespread suffering on the civilian population.