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A Rights-based Good Food Nation

Title
A Rights-based Good Food Nation: FRIED/Scottish Food Coalition seminar
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Ms Hilal Elver # UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food; Introduced by: Professor Charlie Jeffrey # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Dr Mary Brennan # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
15th Mar 2017 12:00 - 15th Mar 2017 14:00
Location
G.03, 50 George Square, Edinburgh
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/research/research_centres/cross_school_research_clusters/food_researchers_in_edinburgh_fried/seminars/2016_2017/a_rights-based_good_food_nation

Hilal will be giving a seminar on Scotland's opportunity to be a European leader in food governance by taking a framework and rights-based approach in the forthcoming Good Food Nation Bill.  Come and hear from a  global expert on the right to food about how to achieve it in Scotland.

Biography

Ms. Hilal Elver is a Research Professor, and global distinguished fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara LA Law School Resnick Food Law and Policy Center. She has a law degree, a Ph.D. from the University of Ankara Law School, and SJD from the UCLA Law School. She started her teaching career at the University of Ankara Faculty of Law. During this period, she was also appointed by the Turkish government as the founding legal advisor of the Ministry of Environment, and the General Director of Women’s Status. In 1994, she was appointed to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Chair in Environmental Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta. Since 1996 she has been teaching at several Universities in the United States and abroad. Throughout her career, she has done extensive work with national and international human rights NGOs.

Her publications have focused mainly on international environmental law, women’s rights and international human rights law. Her book, Peaceful Uses of International Rivers: Case of Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, was published in 2002. Her most recent book, The Headscarf Controversy, Secularism and Freedom of Religion published in 2012 by the Oxford University Press.

She has written numerous chapters in books and articles in academic journals ranging from Global Justice, New Constitutionalism, Secularism, women’s rights, water rights, environmental security, climate change diplomacy and food security. She was appointed Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food by the Human Rights Council in May 20014 and assumed her functions on 2 June 2014.

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