What Do Toxics Have To Do With Your Human Rights?

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, joins us for our latest episode of “On Human Rights.” “Toxic pollution is quite possibly, very likely, the leading cause of premature preventive death in the world, so the World Health Organization estimates that it’s almost 13 million people per year…

UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak: Pollution is Back

“A right to freedom from pollution? Human rights in a changing climate” After years of attention towards climate change, broader concerns regarding pollution are rising on political agendas around the world. Pollution is back, says international lawyer Baskut Tuncak, who is informally known as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on “toxics.” He will hold a lecture on…