Special Rapporteur on Right to Food
Hilal Elver has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Right to Food since June 2014. She is an international law professor and a Global Distinguished Fellow at the UCLA Law School Resnick Food Law and Policy Center; she is also as a research professor at the UC Santa Barbara, where she has been Distinguished Visiting Professor since 2002. Previously she was the UNEP Chair on Environmental Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta; and taught at the University of Ankara, Faculty of Law. Hilal has also served to the Turkish government as the founding legal adviser of the Ministry of Environment, and to the General Director of Women's Status in the offices of the Prime Minister. Until very recently she was also a member of the Turkish team at the Climate Change negotiations.