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UN Rights Body: Move Toward Recognition of the Right to a Healthy and Sustainable Environment

We are pleased to deliver this statement on behalf of Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Earthjustice and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). We wish to congratulate Professor John Knox for the prolific work carried out during his mandate, including his new report on child rights and the environment.  The rigor of his legal analysis has clarified many of the linkages between human rights and the environment. Building on Professor Knox’s reports, the Council has adopted resolutions by consensus that reflect incremental steps in the field.  We are concerned, however, that…

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