United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

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Professor John Knox calls on all governments to protect environmental defenders for World Environment Day

For World Environment Day, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Professor John Knox and two other United Nations human rights experts called on every government to protect environmental and land rights defenders in the following article released by the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, “‘A deadly undertaking’ — UN experts urge all Governments to protect environmental rights defenders,” published on June 2, 2016.

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Professor John Knox mentioned in Triple Pundit regarding energy companies’ approaches to human rights

Professor John Knox was mentioned in the article, “Businesses Must Respect Human Rights for a Fair Transition to a Renewable Future,” written by Kasumi Maeda and Eniko Horvath and published originally on Triple Pundit on June 2, 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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