Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes

The current mandate holder, Mr. Baskut Tuncak (Turkey/USA) was appointed Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, also informally known as the “Special Rapporteur on toxics” in 2014. His mandate was renewed in September 2017 for a period of three years.

Mr. Tuncak is an attorney and chemist specializing in toxic pollution related matters. He spent nearly a decade working for various high-tech industries as a research chemist, before transitioning to the international legal profession, working with not-for-profit organizations, private foundations, national and regional governments and other public-interest entities.  He is a senior researcher at the Raul Wallenberg Institute and lectures at various Universities. His legal practice has focused on various national, regional and global laws and policies relevant to toxic chemicals and pollution, including international environmental, human rights and trade regimes, as well as corporate ethics.


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