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Professor John Knox discusses first global treaty to control mercury

GENEVA  – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxic waste, Marc Pallemaerts, and the U.N. Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox, welcomed today the signing of the world’s first global treaty to control mercury by some 140 countries and territories, at an international conference in Minamata City, Japan.

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Professor John Knox kicks off this year’s SCOTUS Talks series on Wednesday, Sept. 18

Wake Forest Law’s speaker series, “SCOTUS Talks,” kicks off this fall at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center with Professor John Knox and his presentation on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which gives a glimpse into other human rights cases pending in federal courts. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox interviewed by World Radio Switzerland for Earth Day

If we fail our environment, we fail to protect out human rights.   Continue reading »

Professor John Knox speaks about threat of environmental change on Earth Day

In recognition of Earth Day 2013 on Monday, April 22, the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner has released a statement warning of the potentially dire effects of failing to conserve the environment.  Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox delivers preliminary report to the United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (7 March 2013) – The United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and environment and Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox highlighted the urgent need to clarify the human rights obligations linked to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Such clarification, he said, “is necessary in order for States and others to better understand what those obligations require and ensure that they are fully met, at every level from the local to the global,” according to a press release.

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Faculty Profile: A ‘Conversation With’ Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox opened his Spring 2012 “Conversation With” with a disclaimer:  He thought his interview might seem lackluster, fresh off the law school’s recent “Conversation With” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. But listening to Knox elaborate on his impressive and extensive career, culminating in his most recent accolade, a United Nations appointment, it soon became apparent that Knox is anything but uninteresting. Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox appointed as United Nations Human Rights Council’s Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox has been appointed as the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment.

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Conversation With Professor John Knox set for Tuesday, April 3

The Conversation with… Committee is pleased to announce its first event of the spring semester, “A Conversation With Professor John Knox.”  Continue reading »

Professor John Knox quoted in Forbes about potential Alien Tort Statute effects

Within days after hearing oral arguments on whether corporations can be sued for human rights violations under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) last month, the U.S. Supreme Court instructed the lawyers in the case to file a new round of briefs analyzing whether federal courts could serve as a forum in which alleged violations of international law took place outside the nation’s borders. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox quoted in Legal Times regarding U.S. Supreme Court decision on human rights

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered reargument in a major challenge involving lawsuits against corporations for human rights violations under the Alien Tort Statute. Continue reading »