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WTO | 2011 News items – Lamy rebuts UN food rapporteur’s claim that WTO talks hold food rights ‘hostage’

WTO: 2011 NEWS ITEMS

14 December 2011

AGRICULTURE: FOOD SECURITY

Lamy rebuts UN food rapporteur’s claim that WTO talks hold food rights ‘hostage’

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy has rejected a report by Professor Olivier de Schutter, UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, which argues that international trade and WTO rules can conflict with food security.

The rebuttal comes in a letter to Dr de Schutter and attached comments from the WTO Secretariat on an earlier draft of the report. The final version of the report, “The World Trade Organization and the Post-Global Food Crisis Agenda: Putting Food Security First in the International Food System”, was published on the website of the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights under the headline Food security hostage to trade in WTO negotiations — UN right to food expert. The full report is available here. . . .

WTO | 2011 News items – Lamy rebuts UN food rapporteur’s claim that WTO talks hold food rights ‘hostage’

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