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U.N. Rapporteur and Professor John Knox authors first-ever human rights and biodiversity 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 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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Professor John Knox among U.N. Special Rapporteurs endorsing call to halt North Dakota pipeline

Professor John Knox, a United Nations (U.N.) Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights and the environment and professor of international law at Wake Forest Law, has endorsed a call to halt the construction of the North Dakota oil pipeline in an article distributed by the U.N. News Centre.

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UN Expert Professor John Knox calls major greenhouse gas-emitting countries to help Madagascar and other vulnerable countries

Professor John Knox, a United Nations Special Rappoteur on Human Rights and the Environment, has called on major greenhouse gas-emiting countries to immediately extend support to vulnerable countries.  The effort is to help these countries, like Madagascar, avoid the most harmful effects of climate change.

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Professor George Walker moderates ‘Rising Seas, Baselines Issues’ panel discussion on climate change at annual ABILA meeting

Dean’s Research Professor of Admiralty and International Law George Walker moderated a panel on climate change and the law of the sea at the 95th annual meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and International Law Association (ILA) on Oct. 29 at Fordham Law School in New York City.

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Professor John Knox, UN special rapporteur on human rights and environment, receives urgent submission about violations in fishing industry

Professor John Knox, a United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was referenced in the article, “Call to Address Human Rights and Illegal Fishing Links,” published on The Maritime Executive on Oct. 16, 2016.

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Professor John Knox quoted in New York Times article that examines United Nation’s performance on global challenges

Professor John Knox, a United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the New York Time article, “Examining the U.N.’s Record on Urgent Global Challenges,” published by Somini Sengupta on Sept. 19, 2016.

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Professor John Knox tells international media Latin American environmentalists are in danger

Professor John Knox, the United Nations first special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the following story written by Mongabay’s Rebecca Kessler on Aug. 11, 2016. The story was also picked up by Alternet here.

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Professor John Knox discusses increased assassination rate of environmental activists

Professor John Knox, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the following original article, “Murders of Activists Defending Safe Water and Environment Rise Sharply,” originally published on Circle of Blue on July 13, 2016.

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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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