Hilal Elver

Hilal Elver

Poverty & Development

Climate change and the right to food

Food security should not be based on charity. The right to food gives a legal entitlement to people.

Climate change and the right to food

Environment

What comes after Ebola: Hunger

West Africa is on the brink of a major food crisis as a result of the Ebola outbreak.

What comes after Ebola: Hunger

Arts & Culture

Turkey's first ladies and the headscarf controversy

How Turkey's first ladies have championed the freedom to wear the veil and reconciled the nation wit

Turkey's first ladies and the headscarf controversy

Environment

Climate change and the food security dimension

A new report emphasises that climate change will affect us all, and fundamental changes are needed to avoid the worst.

Climate change and the food security dimension

Israel

Celebrating water cooperation: Red Sea to Dead Sea

Israel-Palestine Joint Water Committee's work has been referred to as 'water apartheid', and 'pretence of cooperation'.

Celebrating water cooperation: Red Sea to Dead Sea

Opinion

Why the media has gone silent on climate change

Climate change deniers have been waging a PR war on scientists who promote a path towards a post carbon economy.

Why the media has gone silent on climate change

Germany

Prosecuting neo-Nazi racism in German trial

The neo-Nazi case in Germany is exposing a society that is both in acceptance and denial of xenophobia.

Prosecuting neo-Nazi racism in German trial

Politics

How serious is Obama about climate change?

In order to combat climate change, Obama will first have to win support at the national level.

How serious is Obama about climate change?

US & Canada

The cold shoulder to climate change

Neither candidate has mentioned climate change in the debates or the campaign at large, despite its obvious impact.

The cold shoulder to climate change

Environment

Rio+20: A green industrial revolution or climate change diplomacy?

Diplomats at climate change talks this week appear unlikely to draft a workable legal document on CO2 reduction.

Rio+20: A green industrial revolution or climate change diplomacy?

US & Canada

The face of Islam, according to Foreign Policy

The issue focused on women in the Middle East, Russia and China - but completely ignored gender problems in the West.

The face of Islam, according to Foreign Policy

Algeria

Healing wounds: Seeking closure for the 1915 massacres

Placing genocide within an appropriate legal context is the best path to reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia.

Healing wounds: Seeking closure for the 1915 massacres