The right to food in Guatemala

Right to food legal framework

Guatemala in its Constitution of 1985 implicitly recognized, in the context of broader rights, the right to food by pointing out that the State guarantees and protects human life from conception, as well as a person’s integrity and security.

The Right to Food is a policy developed mainly through the following Guatemalan laws: “Ley del sistema Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional”, “Ley de Protección Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia”, "Ley del Adulto Mayor” and “Código de Salud”.

Guatemala has signed and ratified at an international level the following:

  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  2. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations and its Optional Protocol (pending ratification).
  3. The Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  4. The Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man.
Food and nutrition security framework law Law of the National System for Food and Nutrition Security
Associated sectoral laws
Right to food normative source

Acuerdo Gubernativo Número 75-2006: Reglamento de la Ley del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional.