Justice, Human Rights and the Persistence of Hunger: A Current Issue for Bioethics and Biolaw in the 21st Century

  • Gabriela Arguedas-RamírezEmail author
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 78)


This chapter aims to constitute a contribution that integrates human rights framework with principles of biolaw—especially the principle of vulnerability—in the analysis of the fundamental importance that the right to food has to guarantee a life that is liveable to every human being. The conclusion will be that is necessary to guarantee and protect the human right to food, taking into account the obligations that States also have under the principle of vulnerability, which requires governmental actions that may conflict with international trade regulations, such as those established in free trade agreements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Costa RicaSan JoseCosta Rica

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