International Agricultural Law and Policy

A Rights-Based Approach to Food Security

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

Hope Johnson, Lecturer, International Law and Global Governance Research Program, School of Law, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Globalised agriculture and food systems are at the crux of significant issues facing humanity from the rise in diet-related diseases to water pollution and biodiversity loss. Yet, legal scholarship on the regulation of agriculture and food is only now emerging. This timely book provides the first systematic analysis of the public international rules influencing agriculture. Each chapter considers the regulatory instruments that intersect with different components of agricultural systems from land tenure and soils through to agricultural in-puts and trade.

‘Given the important need to consider the future for food security and agriculture globally, Hope Johnson’s book should be considered a valuable contribution to the subject matter.’
– Andrew Chalet, Law Institute Journal

‘To understand how international law helps or hinders food security, a systemic account of the existing fragmented laws and institutions is needed, which should include at the very least trade, investment, environment, human rights and climate agreements. Hope Johnson does this and more, using a policy-oriented approach that places agriculture at the centre. The result is a compelling case for a broader inclusion of the subjects and objects of international regulation, and an enhanced participation of food insecure groups and countries.’
– Margaret Young, University of Melbourne, Australia

2018 368 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 944 4 £100.00 £90.00 $150.00 $135.00

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