On Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife held a virtual oversight hearing titled, “Protecting Human Rights in International Conservation.” For hearing materials and schedules, please visit U.S. House of Representatives, Committee Repository at http://docs.house.gov/.
Kaddu Sebunya (testimony)
CEO, African Wildlife Foundation
Ginette Hemley (testimony)
Senior Vice President, Wildlife Conservation, World Wildlife Fund - US
Joan Carling (testimony)
Global Director, Indigenous Peoples Rights International
John Knox (testimony) (46:36)
Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University
Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment
John Knox testified at a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on human rights abuses in international conservation. Much of the bipartisan attention went to WWF's involvement in alleged abuses by park rangers in national parks in Africa and Asia. Look for Knox's testimony around the 46:36 mark where he provided testimony on human rights abuses in international conservation.
The following is an excerpt from Knox's testimony:
The full Testimony of John Knox is available for download.
As an affiliate faculty of the Sustainability Graduate Program at Wake Forest University, Knox makes guest appearances in the SUS 701 Global Human Systems and SUS 704 Sustainability Law and Public Policy courses.
Originally published at NaturalResources.House.Gov on October 26, 2021.
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