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Costa Rica: UN expert to assess the linking of human rights with environmental protection

GENEVA (24 July 2013) – The United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, John Knox, will visit Costa Rica from 28 July to 1 August 2013, to assess how the country is implementing human rights relating to environmental protection. Continue reading »

“If we fail our environment, we fail to protect our human rights,” warn UN experts on Earth Day

GENEVA (22 April 2013) – “We continue to fail to protect and conserve our environment in many respects, often with dire consequences for the enjoyment of human rights, despite great progress in some areas,” today warned a group of United Nations independent experts on the occasion of Earth Day 2013. Listen to full interview or read the full article.

Eight UN experts, one message: “Progress and equality must go hand-in-hand with cooperation for water”

Environment and human rights: the link is there, and so is the States’ obligation to protect them – UN expert

GENEVA (7 March 2013) – In presenting his report to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and environment, John Knox, highlighted the urgent need to clarify the human rights obligations linked to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

 

UN Independent Expert Releases First Report to the UN Human Rights Council

The Independent Expert releases his first report to the Human Rights Council on the human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Continue reading »

UN Nations Independent Expert: “Protecting the environment is also a human right”

United Nations Independent Expert John Knox explains the connection between human rights obligations and the right to a healthy environment in a video that can be seen here, courtesy of the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights.