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Biodiversity and Human Rights

09/03/2017 - 09:00 - 10:45
GEN Event

Discussion on the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment New Report

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, is presenting his report addressing the relationship between human rights and biodiversity at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. In the report, the Special Rapporteur describes the importance of ecosystem services and biodiversity for the full enjoyment of human rights, and outlines the application of human rights obligations.

The panel discussion on this newly released report included:

John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur
Sofie H. Flensborg, Special Legal Advisor, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Almir Narayamoga Surui, Paiter Surui tribe Chief
Sultana Kamal, Human Rights Activist, National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans (NCSS)
Yves Lador, Permanent Representative, Earthjustice (moderator)

Summary

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More information and documents

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CITES

Environment Rights