"If we lived there, we would want someone to help us"

Earlier this week, a colleague shared a letter that brought both a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. It was a . . .

In Support of Kiobel: An Intern’s Experience

The day after SCOTUS ordered the expansion and reargument of Kiobel , I sat in a coffee shop with a friend (and fellow law student) . . .

The Rush for Burma’s oil and gas: not so fast, says Aung San Suu Kyi

This week, speaking before the International Labour Organization’s 101st International Labour Conference in Switzerland as part of her historic visit to Europe, Daw Aung San . . .

US government sides with Shell over victims of crimes against humanity

Earlier this year, the US government argued on the side of victims of human rights abuses at the US Supreme Court. In Kiobel v. Royal . . .
Outside the HEART school

Our first HEART alumni – where are they now?

Last year I was lucky enough to be involved in the founding of a new partner school, the Health and Earth Rights Training Center(HEART) in . . .

Ninth Circuit confirms appeal ruling in Oxy case

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that Maynas Carijanao v. Occidental Petroleum , our case on behalf of indigenous Peruvians against Oxy for . . .

Where Will the Obama Administration Stand? With Real People or With Corporations?

As I write this post, the Obama administration and its Solicitor General are deliberating which side they will support in the upcoming Kiobel v. Shell . . .
Dead fish in Arakan state

Are China's oil and gas pipelines to blame for thousands of dead fish in Burma's Arakan state?

Last week, a local Arakan paper released startling photos of thousands of dead fish along the Coast of Kyauk Phyu Township in Burma. While it’s . . .

A letter to our allies protesting at Chevron's shareholder meeting

On Wednesday, in San Ramon, California, Chevron will hold its annual shareholders’ meeting, and communities from around the globe are gathering to confront the oil . . .

Is Shell immune from human rights lawsuits? The UK government says so

This past week, coinciding with Shell's annual shareholder meeting, human rights groups in Europe have been demanding answers from the Dutch and U.K. governments, who . . .