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International Agricultural Law and Policy

A Rights-Based Approach to Food Security

Hope Johnson

Globalised agriculture and food systems are at the crux of significant issues facing humanity from the rise in diet-related diseases to water pollution and biodiversity loss. Yet, legal scholarship on the regulation of agriculture and food is only now emerging. This timely book provides the first systematic analysis of the public international rules influencing agriculture. Each chapter considers the regulatory instruments that intersect with different components of agricultural systems from land tenure and soils through to agricultural in-puts and trade.
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ABSAccess and benefit sharing
ADIAcceptable Daily Intake
AMSAggregate measure of support
AoAWTO Agreement on Agriculture
CBDUnited Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
CCPRCodex Committee on Pesticide Residues
CDECentre for Development and Environment
CDMClean Development Mechanism
CEDAWConvention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CESCRCommittee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
CFSCommittee on World Food Security
COPConference of the Parties
EUEuropean Union
FAOFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
G20Group of 19 countries and the European Union
GATTGeneral Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GFSGlobal Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition
GGISGlobal Groundwater Information System
GHGsGreenhouse gases
GHSGlobally harmonised system of hazard classification, safety data sheets and labelling
GMGenetically modified
ICCInternational Criminal Court
ICCPRInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
ICESCRInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICJInternational Court of Justice
ICSIDInternational Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes
ICTSDInternational Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development
ILCsIndigenous or Local Communities
ILOInternational Labour Organization
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
IPIntellectual Property
IPMIntegrated Pest Management
IPRsIntellectual Property Rights
IRPInternational Resource Panel
IUCNInternational Union for the Conservation of Nature
IUSSInternational Union of Soil Sciences
JMPRJoint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues
LLSLeast Developed, Landlocked Developing and Small Island
LSLALarge-scale land acquisition
LULUCFLand-Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry
MEAsMultilateral Environmental Agreements
MENAMiddle East and North Africa
MPTGModel Provisions on Transboundary Groundwaters
MRLsMaximum Pesticide Residue Limits
NDCsNationally Determined Contributions
NGONon-governmental organisation
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OHCHRThe Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
PGRFAPlant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
POPsPersistent Organic Pollutants
PRAIPrinciples of Responsible Agricultural Investment
PRIPrinciples for Responsible Investment
R&DResearch and development
RBARights-based approach
SDGsSustainable Development Goals
SDTSpecial and differential treatment
SPSSanitary and Phytosanitary
TNCTransnational corporation
TRIMsWTO Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures
TRIPSWTO Agreement on Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights
TRQTariff rate quota
UDHRUniversal Declaration of Human Rights
UNUnited Nations
UNCCDUnited Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
UNCITRALUN Commission on International Trade Law
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNDRIPUnited Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
UNECEUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCCUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNWCUnited Nations Watercourse Convention
WFPWorld Food Programme
WHOWorld Health Organization
WTOWorld Trade Organization