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An Afternoon with Jefferson Vilchez

It's about 1:30 in the afternoon when I meet Jefferson Vilchez, at Jibaro, a hot, muddy oil company port on the Rio Corrientes in Peru. . . .

This Small Change in the Law Will be Huge for Human Rights

Newly-introduced Massachusetts bill will extend the time for human rights survivors to file lawsuits from 3 years to 10 years.

The UN Wants to Survey the Bhopal Site. We Hope They Do.

Previous studies have found that toxins from the plant have contaminated wells averaging twelve—and ranging up to fifty-nine—times the legal limit.

Triunfo U'Wa: Proyecto Petrolero se ha Retirado del Territorio Indígena

Durante el año pasado, EarthRights International ha estado orgulloso de apoyar al pueblo U'wa en Colombia en su lucha contra el proyecto petrolero Magallanes, trabajando . . .

U’Wa Victory: Oil Project in Colombia Indigenous Territory Dismantled

For much of the past year, EarthRights International has been proud to support the U’Wa people in Colombia in their fight against the Magallanes oil . . .

One Federal appeals court is still deciding whether corporations can be liable for torture

Ah, déjà vu. In 2010, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals was an outlier, holding that corporations couldn’t be sued under the Alien Tort Statute . . .

A Rocky Road to Justice in the Amazon

An agreement has been reached between indigenous federations of four river basins in Peru´s northern Amazon, the National Government, and Pluspetrol, the Argentine oil company . . .

Bank Convinces Court That Loans to Coal Companies are Unnecessary - so Why Not Cancel Them?

The U.S. Export-Import (ExIm) Bank has faced a fair amount of criticism in recent years, much of it from conservatives - such as Senator Mike . . .

New Transnational Strategies in Pursuit of Justice

The Business & Human Rights Resource Center ’s (BHRRC) latest Annual Briefing confirms what those of us working for corporate accountability already knew: 2014 was . . .

U.S. Courts Don't do the Bidding of Foreign Governments

Should federal courts dismiss cases whenever foreign governments say they should? Should they give more weight to the judicial systems of foreign countries than the . . .

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