John H. Knox

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Wake Forest Law Media Roundup for Sept. 7, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for Sept. 7, 2018: Continue reading »

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Media Roundup for March 9, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of March 9, 2018: Continue reading »

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Audrey Koncsol (JD ’18) attends 34th session of U.N. Human Rights Council over spring break

Audrey Koncsol (JD ’18), a summer and academic year research assistant to Professor John Knox, is traveling with him to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Palais de Nations, headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Law professors to speak Tuesday, Jan. 17, on environmental policies under Trump Administration

In January 2017, Republicans will control the White House and both branches of Congress, which suggests a vastly different outlook for the United States on issues related to the environment, climate change and energy.

The Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) has gathered environmental, political and academic experts from Wake Forest Law to explain how the United States’ environmental policy will take shape under the Trump Administration. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Byrum Welcome Center.

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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 featured on CNBC, other media regarding Missouri Superfund landfill site

Professor John Knox is expected to receive a special report regarding the investigation of human rights violations against communities surrounding Republic Services’ West Lake Superfund landfill site in Bridgeton, Missouri, in his role as UN Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights and Environment Program. Read the original story here. Continue reading »

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Professors John Knox, Justin Catanoso put Paris climate change talks into perspective

Wake Forest University Professors John Knox and Justin Catanoso will be on hand as representatives from more than 190 countries meet over the next two weeks in France to work out a new international agreement on climate 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 »

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Professor John Knox says international community must do more to protect environmentalists from violence

Professor John Knox tells GlobalWarmingIsReal.com that the international community must do more to protect environmentalists in the article “The Slaughter of Innocents: Our Complicity in the Murder of Environmentalists” published on Thursday, Jan. 8th:

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Professor John Knox to speak about his work for the United Nations on Thursday, Nov. 20

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox will speak about his experience at the first independent expert on human rights and the environment for the United Nations on Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.
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