UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak: Pollution is back
Tonights 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
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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