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Side Event on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations

On March 11, the Independent Expert spoke at a Side Event on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations in Geneva.  He addressed human rights abuses and environmental harm caused by transnational corporations, and the relevant international legal framework.

Read the entire statement here: Transnational Corporations and Environmental Harm Side Event

The Independent Expert’s Report to the Human Rights Council

On March 11, the Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox, made a statement to the Human Rights Council presenting his mapping report and the report on his visit to Costa Rica, and also described his plans for the upcoming year of the mandate.

Read the entire statement here: Human Rights Obligations to Protect the Environment.

UN Independent Expert Addresses UNEP: The Role of Human Rights in the Follow-Up to Rio+20

In his speech on 18 February 2013 to the UNEP Ministerial Plenary, Independent Expert John H. Knox addresses the importance of the relationship between human rights and a healthy environment, stressing that the follow-up to Rio+20 provides a critical opportunity to incorporate human rights considerations in environmental governance and policies as sustainable development measures are adopted. Continue reading »