BLM's proposed fracking rules bow to industry pressure

A few weeks ago, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new rules for energy companies involved in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, on federal and . . .
Studying elections at ERSB

Adapting our curriculum to a changing Burma

Here at the EarthRights School Burma, we’re constantly adapting our curriculum to match the evolving situation in Burma. In the past year, ERSB has made . . .

Fourth Circuit allows case to proceed against private military contractors for torture at Abu Ghraib

On Friday, May 11, 2012, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in a rare 14-judge en banc panel, determined that claims can move forward . . .
MLAI 2012

"Law in the grand manner" at MLAI 2012

There is a void in my daily routine that only 16 crazy lawyers could fill. It has been about a week since we closed the . . .
The site of the proposed Xayaburi dam

Consulting Thai Communities Downstream from Xayaburi

Recently, Bobbie and I went with Sor Rattana, a Thai lawyer and member of the Mekong Legal Network (MLN), to several provinces along the Mekong . . .

Be a citizen, too, not just a consumer

Annie Leonard, blogging on the Huffington Post , recently asked her readers to view themselves as citizens first, not simply as consumers, and to push . . .

As expected, Bowoto v. Chevron petition is denied after Mohamad decision

As I noted last week , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority that only human beings - not corporations or organizations . . .

US Supreme Court rules that corporations cannot be sued for torture and extrajudicial killing

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority that the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), which allows suits in federal court for . . .

When Prior Consultation is Impossible: Peoples Living in Voluntary Isolation

Last week, here in Peru, all eyes were on the release of the Regulation for implementing the new Ley de Consulta (Law on Prior Consultation . . .