Opportunities and Challenges for Enhancing CSO Engagement in Regional and International Processes

Preliminaries

  • International Agreements and Treaties provide compelling persuasion to States
  • Right of women, Indigenous Peoples, farmers, as well as the Right to Food, are recognized as universal human rights (some say it they are customary law)
  • Primarily the States have the duty and obligation to respect, protect, and fulfill these rights
  • However, NGO have an important role in implementing human rights