The right to food in Dominican Republic

Right to food legal framework

The Dominican Republic explicitly recognizes the right to food in its Political Constitution of 2010. It notes in Article 61 the right to health, which declares that the State must ensure the health of all people, access to drinking water and "improvement to nutrition”. Article 54 for Food security complements this, it positions the State as the provider of the means necessary for the production of food and agricultural raw materials, to increase productivity and ensure food security.

Moreover, and implicitly, the Dominican Republic's Constitution recognizes the right to food through the right to physical integrity of persons, human dignity, the right to life and declares the minor’s protection as of the highest national interest, ensuring their cohesive and comprehensive development.

Associated sectoral laws