Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement: Reclaiming Control by Priscilla Claeys
Keywords:human rights, sovereignty
Critical discussions of human rights have featured prominently in the development studies literature. While many social actors have utilized human rights to advance their goals, the framework has also been criticized for its tendency to individualize struggles and emphasize legal dimensions of justice, while ignoring issues of power. Despite these critiques, rights discourse continues to resonate within the food sovereignty movement—“a transnational movement of rural social organizations that work towards achieving structural changes in the global food system” (Claeys, 2015, p. 1).
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