The violation of the right of freedom from hunger has been qualified as a threat to international pecae and security.
(SCR resolution 794 of 3 dec. 1992 on Somalia)
The Special Rapporteur on Iraq:
The SR concludes that, as long as the GOI…continues to spend disproportionally on military services to the detriment of resources available for public health…and therefore fails to provide those in need, especially the most vulnerable, with adequate food and health care, the GOI is in violation of tis obligations relating to rights to food and health
UN Doc. E/CN.4/1994/58 p. 52.
As the Committee on ESCR has argued: High infant mortality rates, a significant incidence of hunger and maltnutrition, mass unemployment, large-scale homelessness and high drop-out rates from educational institutions are all indicators, at least prima facie, of violations of economic, social and cultural rights and hence of human rights.
UN Doc. A/CONF.157/PC/62/Add.5, p.4