Activities

18 September 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
The Geneva Environment Network and the Special Rapporteur on hazardous substance and waste, Baskut TUNCAK, organized a side-event in the margins of the 30th session of the Human Rights Council on the right to information on hazardous substance and waste. (Programme, Pictures)

18 September 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
Open workshop organized by Earthjustice & CIEL, the Center for International Environmental Law on the report on the "right to know" of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights implications of hazardous substances and wastes (Programme)

17 September 2015 (Press release)
“States and businesses must do more to realize the right to information about hazardous substances – UN expert” (English)

16 and 17 September 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
The Special Rapporteur presented his report on right to information in the context of hazardous substances and waste. (See videos of the interactive dialogue – Part I and Part II)

19 August 2015 (Press release)
“China: UN human rights expert calls for greater transparency in the wake of tragic Tianjin explosion” (English, Chinese)

5 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
Meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 
The Special Rapporteur delivered a statement

5 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
Side event entitled “Linkages between human rights and hazardous substances” convened by UNEP Regional office for Europe, the Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS) and the Special Rapporteur

4 May 2015, Brussels, Belgium 
Marc Pallemaerts Memorial Conference on Human Rights and the Environment organized by ECOSPHERE (European Centre on Sustainable Policies on Human and Environmental Rights), and the Belgian Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and the Environment 

24 April 2015 (Press release)
For World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 “Every minute, a person dies from exposure to toxic substances” - UN rights expert calls for urgent action (English)

8 April 2015 (End of Visit Statement visit to Kazakhstan) 
End of Visit Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, Kazakhstan 26 March-8 April 2015 (EnglishRussianKazakh)

18 - 21 January 2015, San Francisco, USA
The Special Rapporteur participated in "Global Networking Meeting: Responsible Use of Chemicals in the Global Electronics Industry", organised by The Good Electronics Network and the International Campaign for Responsible Technology

17 December 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Side event entitled "A Rights-based Approach to Sound Chemicals Management", convened by the Special Rapporteur, in cooperation with UNEP and OHCHR

15 December 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Second Open-ended Working Group on Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
The Special Rapporteur delivered a statement.

15 December 2014 (Press release)
Peru / Indigenous peoples: “New oil project threatens further harm for human rights victims” – UN experts warn (E  S  C)

4 December 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Aarhus Convention Task Force on Access to Information
The Special Rapporteur delivered a statement entitled "Defining Restrictions on Access to Information: a Human Rights Dimension"

24 November 2014 (Press release)
Bhopal gas tragedy: “Financial compensation will never be sufficient without clean-up” – UN rights expert (E C

4 November 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
A Scoping Consultation on Toxics and Human Right, organized by the Special Rapporteur in cooperation with UNEP and OHCHR (concept note, programme)

3 November 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee on Mercury (ING-6)
The Special Rapporteur delivered a statement entitled "Minamata Convention on Mercury: a Human Rights Perspective"

31 October 2014 (Press release)
Mercury: The world cannot wait any longer to control a major pollutant threatening human rights (E C

9 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Statement of the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council 27th Session (E  C)


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