Jan van de Venis: Where Human Rights and the Environment Intersect - The Green Interview Series
Catalogue Number: PT0007
Producer: Paper Tiger
Subject: Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 71
Closed Captions: Yes
This episode of The Green Interview features Jan van de Venis, an extraordinary Dutch lawyer who lives at the intersection of human rights and sustainable development. He’s deeply concerned about the human right to drinkable water but industrial developments ofen use vast quantities of water and leave it totally contaminated. Sustainable development therefore has to respect the human right to drinkable water and so in addition to running his own law firm Just Law in Utrecht Jan van de Venis is also Director of the Legal Desk at the Swiss water conservation group WaterLex.
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