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The right to adequate food in Chile and its necessary inclusion as a fundamental right in Chile’s new Constitution


Dec 07, 2021

Amid the process of constitutional reform in Chile, this article addresses the historical, factual and international human rights arguments that justify the incorporation of the right to adequate food as an autonomous right in the new Constitution. Subsequently, the body of this text assesses the impact of this new constitutional right on Chilean private law, especially regarding the consumer protection regime and the right to be informed. The text argues that, ultimately, a constitutional right to adequate food will allow to extend the current norms on truthful and adequate information for consumers, contributing to a better guarantee of other human rights intrinsically related to food, such as the right to health.

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