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Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food (August 2010)


Olivier de Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, argues that security of tenure and access to land are "essential for the enjoyment of the right to food." De Schutter suggests the strengthening of customary land tenure systems and emphasizes the importance of land redistribution. The report recommends that States improve the protection of land users in a world where commercial pressures on land are increasing. States should respect, protect and fulfil the right to food by increasing recognition of land as a human right.

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food (August 2010)


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