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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 »

Professor John Knox tells Reuters global warming negatively affects the full enjoyment of a wide range of human rights

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Holding global warming to a 2-degree Celsius temperature rise – the cornerstone of an expected new global climate agreement in December – will fail to prevent many of climate change’s worst impacts, a group of scientists and other experts, including Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox, warned Friday in a Reuters story here. Continue reading »

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Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court team competes in international round, wins third-place for best brief

The members of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Team received the third-place medal for best brief in the international round held at Stetson College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. on April 16-18, 2015. Continue reading »

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Professors John Knox and Richard Schneider present at ‘The Human Face of Environmental Inequality’ symposium

The work of Professor John Knox, an internationally recognized expert in environmental law, was an inspiration of the symposium titled “The Human Face of Environmental Inequality.” The symposium was held in Benson Center on Thursday and Friday, March 26 – 27 at Wake Forest University. The symposium was jointly sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, and the Human Rights and Global Justice research group, an affiliate of the Humanities Institute.

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Professor John Knox named first United Nations Human Right Council special rapporteur on human rights and the environment

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox has been named the first special rapporteur on human rights and the environment to the United Nations. Knox has served as the first Independent Expert on human rights and the environment to the United Nations since 2012.  Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox quoted in Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law article on water access rights

Professor John Knox is quoted in the following Human Rights Brief titled “Right of Access to Water of Rural Communities in Costa Rica,” originally published on the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law website on March 23, 2015.

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Professor John Knox speaks at ‘Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet’

On Wednesday, March 18, Professor John Knox presented as a part of a panel titled “Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet” presented by The Humanities Institute of Wake Forest University. In December of 2014, over 10,000 representatives from 190 nations met in Lima, Peru for the United Nation’s 20th climate summit. Three of the representatives were from Wake Forest—biologist and professor Miles Silman, journalist Justin Catanoso, and UN human rights expert Professor John Knox. Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox presents annual report to the Human Rights Council

On March 9, Professor John Knox, Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment to the United Nations,  presented his annual report to the Human Rights Council. Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox urges states to address climate change at Human Rights Council held on Monday, March 9

Professor John Knox, the U.N. Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment, made a presentation to the Human Rights Council held on Monday, March 9, 2015, according to the United Nations Office at Geneva. Knox “urged States to recognize that the risks environmental defenders faced were a global problem, and to do more to address climate change, including taking into account human rights in order to make better climate policy,” according to the press release by The United Nations Office at Geneva which follows below. Continue reading »