Environmental Law

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Professor Michael Green presents at ABA’s Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee annual meeting April 6-8

Professor Michael Green will present at the Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee’s 26th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) on April 6-8, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro tells Bloomberg BNA odds of saving stream protection rule are long

Professor Sidney Shapiro was quoted in the following original article, “Stream Protection Rule Declared (Almost) Dead: Now What?,” written by Stephen Lee and published by Bloomberg BNA on Feb. 14, 2017. An excerpt follows:

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UN Human Rights expert Professor John Knox calls for protection of environmental defenders

Professor John Knox, in his role as the first UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, calls on countries to comply with laws that protect environment defenders in the following Just Earth News story, “UN rights expert calls on countries to comply with laws that protect environment defenders,” that  ran on India Blooms on Dec. 8, 2016.

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Professor John Knox discusses increased assassination rate of environmental activists

Professor John Knox, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the following original article, “Murders of Activists Defending Safe Water and Environment Rise Sharply,” originally published on Circle of Blue on July 13, 2016.

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Professor John Knox co-authors op/ed in The Guardian about protecting environmental defenders

Professor John Knox co-authored the following op/ed, “Protecting those who work to defend the environment is a human rights issue,” originally published in The Guardian on June 5, 2016, with fellow U.N. special rapporteurs Michel Forst and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

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Professor John Knox discusses the need for social and environmental safeguards on Human Rights Watch

Professor John Knox was featured in the following article, “Dispatches: Protecting the Climate, Protecting Human Rights,” originally published on Human Rights Watch on May 16, 2016. The story was also published on ReliefWeb.int.

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Professor John Knox quoted in The Huffington Post about the dangers faced by indigenous peoples near development projects

Professor John Knox was quoted in the following article, “In the Crosshairs of Development,” originally published by The Huffington Post on May 2, 2016.

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Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of first students to be admitted into newest dual degree program

Wake Forest University School of Law and the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) are partnering to offer a dual Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Sustainability (JD/MASus) degree. Unlike most dual-degree offerings, students will be able to earn both degrees in three years.

Nick Griffin (JD/MASus ’16) is one of the first students to be admitted into the new program, which allows him to pursue studies of sustainability from the perspectives of law, business, economics, science and public policy.

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Professor John Knox co-writes story on environmental democracy being an essential right for the 21st century for Thomson Reuters

 Wake Forest’s Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law John Knox, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, co-wrote the following article with Manish Bapna, executive vice president and managing director at the World Resources Institute, which appeared here on May 21, 2015.
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Professors John Knox and Richard Schneider present at ‘The Human Face of Environmental Inequality’ symposium

The work of Professor John Knox, an internationally recognized expert in environmental law, was an inspiration of the symposium titled “The Human Face of Environmental Inequality.” The symposium was held in Benson Center on Thursday and Friday, March 26 – 27 at Wake Forest University. The symposium was jointly sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, and the Human Rights and Global Justice research group, an affiliate of the Humanities Institute.

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