Climate Change and Human Rights

John H. Knox, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the issue of the human rights and the environment,
Wake Forest University (United States)

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John H. Knox, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the issue of the human rights and the environment ,
Wake Forest University (United States)

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