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Professor John Knox writes Universal Rights Group blog post regarding Human Rights Council climate change debate on Friday, March 6

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox, Independent Expert on human rights and the environment to the United Nations, authored the following article for the Universal Rights Group blog, URG Insights, regarding the Human Right Council’s full-day panel debate on climate change, happening on Friday, March 6, 2015, saying it “should be a springboard for further and deeper action in the run-up to COP21 in Paris.” Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox inspires ‘The Human Face of Environmental Inequality’ symposium March 26-27, 2015

“The Human Face of Environmental Inequality” symposium will be held in Benson Center and Wait Chapel on Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, 2015. It is free and open to the public. The symposium is inspired by and expands upon the work of John Knox, Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and the first U.N. appointed Independent Expert on human rights and the environment. Knox’s three-year mandate has been to clarify human rights obligations relating to the environment, and to identify and disseminate best practices in the use of such obligations. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox to speak on climate change at Duke University on Monday, March 2

Wake Forest School of Law Professor John Knox will be featured as a panelist in the “Climate Change, Human Rights, and Environmental Justice: Which Ways Forward?” discussion at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics. The panel will be hosted by the Duke Human Rights Center from 4:30-6 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in the 101 West Duke Building. The event is free and open to the public.

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Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court wins regional competition, advances to international finals in April

The members of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court team won the North American Regional Competition during the weekend of Feb. 6-8, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The moot court team, led by Professor John Knox, is composed of law students Elissa Hachmeister (’16), Ashley Sims (’16) and Emily Singer (’16). They will now advance to the International Finals held at Stetson College of Law on April 16-18, 2015.
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Professor John Knox to participate in ‘Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet’ on March 18 at ZSR Library

Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox and Wake Forest Professors Miles Silman and Justin Catanoso will participate in “Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Wake Forest ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404).  They will discuss their experience at the December 2014 climate conference in Lima, Peru. This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, but was rescheduled due to the University closing because of winter weather.

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Professor John Knox quoted in GlobalVoices: ‘Why Are So Many Environmental Activists Being Murdered?’

Professor John Knox was quoted in the GlobalVoices article, “Why Are So Many Environmental Activists Being Murdered?,” that discusses powerful economic interests versus the marginalized in society.

Knox is an internationally recognized expert on human rights law and environmental law and is currently serving a three-year mandate as the United Nations Human Rights Council’s first Independent Expert on the issues of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

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Professor John Knox to participate in N.C. Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation Symposium on Friday, Jan. 30

Professor John Knox will speak at  the N.C. Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation Symposium on Friday, Jan. 30, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School. 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’s recent UN talks highlight need to include human impacts of green projects

Two of the UN climate talks’ biggest greenhouse gas solutions also happen to be two of the negotiators’ most difficult human rights problems. Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox among WFU faculty attending international climate change conference in Peru from Dec. 1-12

An important international conference on climate change is taking place in Lima, Peru and Wake Forest University has three distinguished voices in attendance.

The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20) is taking place Dec. 1-12. Continue reading »