Human Rights

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U.N. Rapporteur and Professor John Knox authors first-ever human rights and biodiversity report

Professor John Knox, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, was featured in The Huffington Post story, “U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights,” published on March 17, 2017.

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Professor John Knox among UN Human Rights experts urging Vietnam government to release popular blogger

Professor John Knox is among a group of UN human rights experts urging the Vietnam government to release a popular blogger in the following story, “Viet Nam: UN experts urge Government to release blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’,”  published by the UN News Centre on March 8, 2017.

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UN Expert Professor John Knox calls major greenhouse gas-emitting countries to help Madagascar and other vulnerable countries

Professor John Knox, a United Nations Special Rappoteur on Human Rights and the Environment, has called on major greenhouse gas-emiting countries to immediately extend support to vulnerable countries.  The effort is to help these countries, like Madagascar, avoid the most harmful effects of climate change.

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Professor John Knox quoted in New York Times article that examines United Nation’s performance on global challenges

Professor John Knox, a United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the New York Time article, “Examining the U.N.’s Record on Urgent Global Challenges,” published by Somini Sengupta on Sept. 19, 2016.

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Professor John Knox calls on all governments to protect environmental defenders for World Environment Day

For World Environment Day, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Professor John Knox and two other United Nations human rights experts called on every government to protect environmental and land rights defenders in the following article released by the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, “‘A deadly undertaking’ — UN experts urge all Governments to protect environmental rights defenders,” published on June 2, 2016.

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Professor John Knox mentioned in Triple Pundit regarding energy companies’ approaches to human rights

Professor John Knox was mentioned in the article, “Businesses Must Respect Human Rights for a Fair Transition to a Renewable Future,” written by Kasumi Maeda and Eniko Horvath and published originally on Triple Pundit on June 2, 2016.

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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 Human Rights for All blog about climate change

Professor John Knox was quoted in the following article, “Climate Change Impacts Human Rights, Says UN Special Rapporteur,” published originally in the Human Rights for All blog on March 16.

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Professor John Knox tells Triad Business Journal that Kenyan activist left mark on him during United Nations work

In his role as an expert on human rights and the environment for the United Nations, Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox has traveled the world and seen firsthand the human impact of environmental change. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox tells U.N. Radio incremental increases in global warming can impact human rights

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox tells the United Nations Radio that increases in global warming of even half of a degree Celsius impact people’s ability to enjoy their human rights. Continue reading »