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Defending the environment: an increasingly deadly preoccupation

Defending the environment: an increasingly deadly preoccupation

John Knox, the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment has called on States to comply with their human rights obligations and ensure that people campaigning for a safe, clean and healthy environment receive appropriate protection.
A healthy and sustainable environment needed to protect human rights

A healthy and sustainable environment needed to protect human rights

From the pollution of air and water to the unsustainable use of natural resources, environmental degradation adversely affects the enjoyment of a broad range of human rights, states a recent report to the UN Human Rights Council.
Who will protect environmental human rights defenders?

Who will protect environmental human rights defenders?

UN expert says that environmental human rights defenders face “extraordinary risks” to their safety.