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John H. Knox

Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights and the environment

Phone: 336.758.7439
Email: knoxjh@wfu.edu
Location: Worrell 3132

Selected Presentations

  • “The Unpredictable Presumption Against Extraterritoriality,” Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California, November 12, 2010.
  • “An Introduction to Climate Change and Human Rights,” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting, July 27, 2010.
  • “International Environmental Justice” (moderator), American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, March 27, 2010.
  • “Climate Change Refugees,” University of Georgia School of Law, February 12, 2010. 
  • “Application of Human Rights Law to Corporations,” Conference on Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations, University of Cambridge, December 16, 2009. 
  • “Comments on the Human Rights/Environment Linkage,” U.N. Expert Meeting on the Future of Human Rights and the Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, December 1, 2009.
  • “The NAFTA Environmental Regime and Its Descendants,” Labor and Environmental Implications of Free Trade Agreements, Wake Forest University, October 30, 2009.
  • “Climate Change as a Challenge to Human Rights Law,” U.N. Human Rights Council, Panel on Climate Change and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, June 15, 2009.
  • “The Possibilities and Limitations of International Law,” Three Degrees: The Law of Climate Change and Human Rights, University of Washington School of Law, May 28, 2009.  
  • “Sources of Relevant Human Rights Obligations,” World Bank, Workshop on Human Rights, Climate Change, and International Law, World Bank, Washington D.C., May 7, 2009.
  • “The Human Rights Council Considers Climate Change,” Harvard Law School, March 6, 2009.
  • “Climate Change as a Global Threat to Human Rights,” Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Consultation on Climate Change and Human Rights, October 24, 2008.
  • “Lessons Learned about the CEC Submission Procedure,” Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Joint Public Advisory Committee, San Antonio, December 6, 2007.
  • “Trade and Human Rights,” UN Special Representative on Human Rights and Corporations, Consultation on Business and Human Rights, Copenhagen, November 8, 2007.
  • “Democracy and the Environment,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools, August 4, 2007.
  • “State and Provincial Access to International Institutions,” Michigan State University Institute for Trade in the Americas, Great Lakes Water Basin Conference, December 1, 2006. 
  • “The Roles of the IJC and CEC in Addressing Transboundary Environmental Harm,” Canadian Council on International Law, Ottawa, October 27, 2006.
  • “NAFTA and the Environment,” Columbia Law School, New York City, February 21, 2006.
  • “Legislative Jurisdiction, Judicial Canons, and International Law,” U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, Washington, D.C., December 12, 2005. 
  • “Extraterritorial Environmental Law,” Int’l Law Association, New York City, October 22, 2005.
  • “Beyond Human Rights,” Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee, September 16, 2005.
  • “Using Private Rights to Limit International Environmental Harm from Private Action,” Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, November 1, 2003.
  • “The Creation of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C., May 30, 2003.
  • “The Prospects for a Global Treaty on Environmental Impact Assessment,” N.Y.U. Law School, Colloquium on New Approaches to Environmental Review, New York, April 10, 2003.
  • Trail Smelter and International Liability for Environmental Harm,” Idaho College of Law, Transboundary Harms in the 21st Century, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, March 21, 2003.
  • “Trends in Liability and Compensation Regimes in International Environmental Law,” UN Environmental Programme Meeting of Legal Experts, Geneva, May 13-15, 2002.