On Monday, March 5, John Knox, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, presented his final set of reports to the UN Human Rights Council. Here is his statement to the Council. The video of the presentation and the dialogue with the Council members and observers is available here.
One of the reports presented Framework Principles on human rights and the environment; another described the effects of environmental harm on children’s rights; and two others were on his trips to Uruguay and Mongolia. Professor Knox also proposed that the United Nations recognize the human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.