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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, as United Nations Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment, finds himself in middle of Georgia landfill battle

PHOENIX, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Teamsters with the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, and Beth Roach, a community activist from Wayne County, Ga., attended Republic Services Inc.’s [NYSE: RSG] annual shareholders’ meeting in Phoenix on Friday, decrying the company’s serial mismanagement of its landfills and the lack of care and respect for affected communities. Read the original press release here.

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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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Professor John Knox quoted in article about Paris climate deal

Professor John Knox was quoted in the following article, “Paris climate deal falls short, U.N. expert says,” originally published on UPI.com on April 21, 2016.

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Professor John Knox quoted in The Washington Post about the victimization of Latin American environmentalists

Professor John Knox is quoted in the following story, “For Latin American environmentalists, death is a constant companion,” originally published in The Washington Post on March 25, 2016.

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Nick Griffin (JD/MaSus ’16) accompanies Professor John Knox to discuss human rights and the environment at United Nations Human Rights Council Session

Professor John Knox, United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, spoke at both the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Paris in December 2015, and the 31st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the beginning of March 2016.

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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 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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Professor John Knox tells Reuters that Paris negotiations must ensure climate change actions meet human rights obligations

Professor John Knox, who is in Paris attending the climate talks as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, tells Reuters negotiations must ensure climate change actions meet human rights obligations. Read the original story here. Continue reading »
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Professor John Knox tells the Winston-Salem Journal, WXII he believes pact to reduce carbon dioxide emmissions will be approved in Paris

Professor John Knox talked to the Winston-Salem Journal about the climate change talks being held in Paris over the next two weeks. The original article published on Nov. 30, 2015, can be found here. Continue reading »