Media Roundup for week of June 16, 2017

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 Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of June 16, 2017:

Re-connecting with Nature

Financial Express

June 16

 Speaking in Geneva ahead of the World Environment Day on Monday  June 05, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John H. Knox, said “We should all be alarmed at the accelerating loss of biodiversity on which healthy ecosystems depend.”

Brazil Backsliding On Indigenous Rights, Environmental Protection

Mint Press News

June 14

John Knox, the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, told Energydesk that proposals under consideration in the country’s Congress would move the Brazilian government in the “opposite direction” to where it needs to go on indigenous rights and the environment, as well as potentially undermining protection for the Amazon rainforest.

Mindful Policing: The Future of Force – Mindful

Mindful Magazine

June 14

“When you think about police culture at the organizational [level], there’s no wonder you have excessive uses of force,” says former federal prosecutor Kami Chavis, director of the criminal-justice program at North Carolina’s Wake Forest University School of Law. “Violence is an accepted way of dealing with certain situations. There’s also this group loyalty: This is your brother, your sister, and you have to protect them at all costs.” That loyalty can be beneficial, she says, until it interferes with better judgment.

Will 2017 special election happen?

Winston-Salem Chronicle

June 8

“It’s very hard to argue that race did not predominate in setting up our state legislative districts,” Michael Curtis, professor of constitutional law at Wake Forest University School of Law, told The Chronicle.