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Activities



2014

17 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Public consultation on the relationship between human rights obligations and environmental protection, with a focus on climate change (concept note)

15-16 July 2014, Chamonix, France
Expert consultation on the relationship between human rights obligations and environmental protection, with a focus on climate change, convened by the Independent Expert, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and OHCHR (concept note, programme)

22 May 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
Regional Consultation on Environmental Human Rights Defenders and Good Practices with a Focus on Asia, convened by the Independent Expert, UNEP and OHCHR (concept note)

20-21 May 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
Interaction between Environmental Sustainability and a Human Rights-Based Approach, organized by the Embassy of Sweden
The Independent Expert delivered a presentation on "Human rights and environmental protection"

22 April 2014
The Independent Expert published an article entitled “The emerging law of environmental human rights is clearer than ever before”.

11 March 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Side Event on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations
The Independent Expert delivered a statement “Transnational Corporations and Environmental Harm”.

11 March 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Human Rights Council 25th Session
The Independent Expert presented his report to the Council (for more details, click here).

22-23 January 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa
Expert Consultation on Constitutional Environmental Rights, convened by the Independent Expert, UNEP and OHCHR (programme)


2013

12 December 2013, New York, USA
Side Event at the 6th Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals: A transformative post-2015 human rights vision requires innovative linkages with environmental issues
The Independent Expert delivered a statement “The Human Rights Basis for the Environmental Pillar

30-31 October 2013, Lima, Peru
Third meeting of the focal points appointed by the Governments of the signatory countries of the Declaration on the application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and development in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Independent Expert delivered a statement “Access Rights as Human Rights

24 October 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
Consultation on the Relation between Environmental Protection and Human Rights Obligations, convened by the Independent Expert, OHCHR in collaboration with the Danish Institute of Human Rights and the Asia-Europe Foundation (concept note and programme)

21 - 23 October 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
Asia-Europe Seminar on Human Rights and the Environment
The Independent Expert delivered a statement “Human Rights and the Environment: Carrying the Conversation Forward”. (Click here to assess full report of the meeting)

28 July –1 August 2013, Costa Rica
The Independent Expert undertook a county mission to Costa Rica (for more details, click here).

26-27 July 2013, Panama
Regional Consultation on the Relation between Environmental Protection and Vulnerable Groups, convened by the Independent Expert, OHCHR and UNEP (programme, consultation report)

21-22 June 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
Consultation on the Relation between Environmental Protection and Substantive Human Rights as well as Extraterritorial Obligations, convened by the Independent Expert and OHCHR (concept note and programme)

7 March 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
Human Rights Council 22nd Session
The Independent Expert presented his report to the Council (for more details, click here).

22-23 February 2013, Nairobi, Kenya
Expert Consultation on Procedural Rights and Obligations, convened by the Independent Expert, OHCHR and UNEP (programme, consultation report)

18-20 February 2013, Nairobi, Kenya
Global Ministerial Environment Forum, Rio +20: From Outcome to Implementation
The Independent Expert made an intervention “The Role of Human Rights in the Follow-up to Rio+20


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To access the official independent website of the Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, Mr. John Knox, please visit: www.ieenvironment.org

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