Monday, September 06, 2010

Social and economic human rights

On August 13, The Takeaway, a national morning news program produced in partnership with The New York Times, the BBC World Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston, explored the question of social and economic human rights such as the right to food. Chris Jochnick, a lawyer and a director at Oxfam America, explained that the right to food is an economic right, even if it's hard to enforce. Raj Patel, a fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy and author of "Food Rebellions: Crisis and Hunger for Justice", discussed the difference between social and economic rights, like the right to food, and and civil and political rights.
7:44 min., no transcript