Systematic reform can make food a true human right

Research output: Other contribution


The tragic death of Mercy Baguma should cause us all to pause. Ms Baguma, 34, was found next to her baby son in a flat in Govan. She was from Uganda, seeking asylum, denied the right to work and seeking support from emergency relief funds.

Her death demands reform of the UK’s cruel immigration system. We cannot assume her death was hunger related, but it also highlights the need for a codified right to food designed to allow the restructuring of legal systems, support community food networks and tackle isolation.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputThe Times
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2020


Dive into the research topics of 'Systematic reform can make food a true human right'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this