Food and social rights

October 17th - 18.30 H

On-site with maximum capacity

Regardless of whether or not legislation explicitly recognises this (the Spanish Constitution does not), food-resource management historically falls under the responsibility of the authorities, which combine it with supply and export policies, rationing, social assistance, food-market regulation etc.  

The purpose is to guarantee the population’s access to a minimum subsistence, even in shortage situations, which ensures every member of society a decent and dignified life.  The legitimacy of hunger revolts throughout history highlights how the everyday management of subsistence is a permanent challenge among those governing and those governed.