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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.