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A non-partisan, non-profit student organisation at Lund University, dedicated to promote interest in and debate about international issues and politics.
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UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak: Pollution is back

Sep 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm  —  Sep 27, 2017 @ 9:00pm

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Wednesdays event is the first of a series of human rights related lectures which the UPF is co-organising with its new sponsor and collaboration partner the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
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UPF and Raoul Wallenberg Institute presents Wednesday Night Rights with UN special rapporteur Baskut Tuncak

“A right to freedom from pollution? Human rights in a changing climate”

Pollution is back. After years of intense attention to climate change, broader concerns regarding pollution are rising on political agendas around the world.

At tonights event, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights implications of hazardous substances and wastes, also informally known as the Special Rapporteur on “toxics,”, Baskut Tuncak will present the role of human rights in the increasingly global efforts to combat pollution. Under the headline “A right to freedom from pollution? Human rights in a changing climate”, Mr. Tuncak will provide his views on the role of human rights in preventing and providing remedy for adverse impacts of pollution in the face of a changing political and economic climate around the world.

About Baskut Tuncak

Baskut Tuncak was appointed Special Rapporteur on the human rights implications of hazardous substances and wastes, also informally known as the Special Rapporteur on “toxics,” by the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council in 2014. Baskut is an international lawyer, specializing in laws and policies on the management of toxic chemicals and other environmental issues. He is currently a senior researcher at the Raul Wallenberg Institute and a visiting scholar at American University Washington College of Law. Previously, Baskut was a senior attorney with the not-for-profit Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and a synthetic chemist with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and synthetic biology companies. He has served in various advisory roles to both governmental and non-governmental initiatives.
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The lecture will start at 19.00 and you are welcome to join us in Café Athen, AF-borgen for a pre-mingle from 18.30

Free entrance for all UPF and Raul Wallenberg Institute members
Students: 40 SEK
Non-students: 50 SEK

Want become a UPF member? You will have possibility to register during the mingle before the lecture. A yearly membership costs 100 SEK and allows you to attend our lectures for free!

We look forward to seeing you there!



Café Athen

Sandgatan 2, Lund, 22350 Sweden 


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