Food, Human Rights and Corporations - FoHRC

Food, Human Rights and Corporations (FoHRC) is an interdisciplinary academic research and action initiative based at the University of Oslo in cooperation with the Oslo and Akershus University College for Applied Sciences and selected partner civil society organizations.

From left: Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, WHO, Asbjørn Eide, Liv Elin Torheim and Wenche Barth Eide, all FoHRC (ph: Beate Østengen) 

FoHRC’s main focus is to explore how various human rights mechanisms/instruments, such as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, can be used to promote corporate respect for human rights in the food sector and strengthen governments’ protective obligations vis-à-vis the rights to adequate food and health for all.

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Report of the Oslo conference 11-12 September 2014

Corporations in the Global Food System and Human Rights

Report from side-event

Access the report from a side-event at the 2014 United Nations Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva on: Does the world need a human rights based convention on healthy diets?

NCHR Occasional Paper Series #8 2017:

Investments and Land Rights – the role of the private sector in ensuring responsible governance of tenure


Listen to the gathered podcasts from the conference “Corporations in the Global Food System and Human Rights” conference in September 2014.

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Published Apr. 8, 2016 12:26 PM - Last modified Apr. 5, 2018 1:54 PM