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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

Professor Cristiane Derani, C-EENRG Fellow at the University of Cambridge and Professor at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil, discusses the legal perspective on global food security implications of economic sanctions against Russia imposed as a results of Russia's invasion in Ukraine in a recent article for the University of Cambridge News and the University's special Ukraine page.

In her article, Professor Derani argues that due to the global interdependence of food production, the economic sanctions applied to Russia, despite their apparent legality, may become inconsistent with international law if they cause food insecurity by violating the human right of access to food.

Read the news article in full: Economic sanctions in Russia risk breaking international law if they lead to global food shortages.