John Knox

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U.N. Rapporteur and Professor John Knox quoted in The Huffington Post for first-ever biodiversity and human rights 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 gives annual report to UN Council on Human Rights

Professor John Knox, as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights and the environment, is featured in the release, “Human Rights Council hears presentation of thematic reports by the secretary-general and by the High Commissioner and his Office,” published on March 9, 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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Professor John Knox urges global governments to protect rare plants, animals

Professor John Knox is quoted in the following story, “UN rights experts urge global governments to protect rare plants and animals,” written by Akira Tomlinson and published on the Jurist website on March 1, 2017.

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Professor John Knox quoted in article, ‘UN demands protection for Mombasa activists’

Professor John Knox is quoted in the following story, “United Nations demands protection for Mombasa activists,” written by Philip Mwakio and published in Kenya by Standard Media Co. on Feb. 27, 2017.

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Professors continue discussion on ‘What Will Happen in the Trump Administration?’ on Monday, Feb. 13

Wake Forest Law professors will follow up Feb. 2′s panel discussion on “What Will Happen in the Trump Administration?” with a second panel discussion focusing on climate change, immigration and health and safety regulations at noon on Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. For those who can’t attend in person, the event will be live webcast and recorded. The event is free and open to the Wake Forest University community. Lunch will be served.

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Law professors deliberate possibility of climate control’s fate under the Trump Administration

Four Wake Forest Law professors recently expressed concern for encroaching environmental factors that continue to cause irreversible damage to air, water and wildlife as part of a panel organized by Wake Forest University’s Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES).

According to the panelists, last year the average global temperature climbed 1.5 degrees celsius, making 2016 the hottest year on record.  As the nation adjusts to the Trump Administration, the panelists outlined the potential bleak future of environmental policies.

“These are the most consequential issues facing global leaders,” said Justin Catanoso, a professor of journalism at Wake Forest University. “All of the other issues cannot fix themselves if we don’t get ahold of climate change and environmental sustainability.”

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Old Gold and Black: ‘Law professors discuss Trump’s environmental policy’

The Old Gold and Black published the following story, “Law professors discuss Trump’s environmental policy,” on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Professor John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, calls for protection of environmental defenders

Professor John Knox, the Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University School of Law, spoke at the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Professor Knox specifically addressed government responsibility in protecting the environment and human rights.

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Professor John Knox featured in Harvard Law Today article about former Irish president’s climate change opinions, environmental conference

Professor John Knox, UN special rapporteur on human tights and the environment, was referenced in the Harvard Law Today article, “Another ‘Angry Granny’ for Climate Justice,” published on Nov. 18, 2016.

The article is about former president of Ireland Mary Robinson, who called climate change an “existential threat” that requires “a coordinated, inclusive and urgent response,” as well as the two-day conference where she announced this: “Climate Change Displacement: Finding Solutions to an Emerging Crisis.”

The section of the article that references Professor Knox and his work follows.

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