UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights visits IMO

Special Rapporteur assesses effectiveness of international regulatory mechanisms concerning hazardous substances and wastes

In October 2020, the Human Rights Council renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes. The Special Rapporteur, first appointed in 1995, has a mandate to provide detailed, up-to-date information on a number of areas, including the developments, gaps and shortcomings in the effectiveness of international regulatory mechanisms concerning hazardous substances and wastes and their impact on the enjoyment of human rights. The Special Rapporteur seeks views and contributions from Governments, United Nations agencies and other relevant international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders. Continue reading

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