Methods of Monitoring the Right to Food

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"Kirsteen Shields considers methods related to the measurement and justiciability of human rights through the example of the right to food. Shields’ chapter provides a thorough assessment of existing methods to monitor the right to food. The chapter explains the problems associated with monitoring rights, both in general and in relation to the right to food, and considers the use of indicators as well as the relationship between indicators, monitoring and the definition of the right to food itself. Shields analyses the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Guidelines on the right to food, inquiring as to whether these address the identified chal- lenges of monitoring, including the challenges related to methodology: she assesses who and what is monitored and what is not monitored using the FAO Guidelines. Shields concludes with practical recommendations to advance methodological approaches to monitoring the right to food."
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods in Human Rights
PublisherEdgar Elgar
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

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