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Why did the US and Israel vote against making food a human right?

While many of the various answers (written by far more eloquent and able individuals than I) describe the US position regarding positive rights as being unconstitutional, I believe we must recall that,...
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Why did the US and Israel vote against making food a human right?

Simply put, because it's a trap, like all "positive rights" are. "The right to have a thing," whether it be food or any other thing, is an insidious way of avoiding describing it ...
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Why did the US and Israel vote against making food a human right?

I expect that the USA saw this right as socialism by other means. The USA was born as a business, and remains as one, despite all the trappings of statehood that it has. It's why its so hospitable to ...
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Why did the US and Israel vote against making food a human right?

Not too sure what the Israel's motivation was, but for the US, the between-the-line essence from what the officials said would be this in simple terms: The "right to food" is a positive ...
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Why did the US and Israel vote against making food a human right?

It somewhat depends on the US administration in power, whether they recognize the right to food. Sayaman's answer points to the US rejection of "General Comment 12". The latter is mostly a ...
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Why did the US and Israel vote against making food a human right?

Although the United States government agrees with much that is stated in this resolution and, by its actions, has proven its profound commitment to promoting food security around the world, it cannot ...
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Why did the US and Israel vote against making food a human right?

In the case of the USA, the expressed reasoning was primarily economic. As the USA Advisor for Economic and Social Affairs wrote: The United States is concerned that the concept of “food sovereignty” ...
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Why did the US and Israel vote against making food a human right?

The U.S. has always taken the position, going back to its refusal to recognize that the positive rights in the U.N. Declarations of Human Rights are enforceable law, that positive economic rights are ...
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How "right to food" is implemented in Western countries?

The United States does not recognize an enforceable treaty or legal right to food. It has a welfare system that largely provides food, but it is not based upon any legally enforceable human rights ...
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How "right to food" is implemented in Western countries?

In a developed European country there is always food in the shop, question is only if it would be money to buy. A common solution is one or another kind of "social insurance" that is ...
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