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 . . .

U.K. Recognizes Direct Duties for Parent Companies in Asbestos Case

This week I'm posting a series of updates on recent developments in human rights cases around the globe. Wednesday I wrote about a Dutch court . . .

Nestlé Accused of Negligent Complicity in Murder of Colombian Trade Unionist

This week I'm posting a series of updates on recent developments in human rights cases around the globe. Yesterday I wrote about a Dutch court . . .

Dutch Court Finds Libyan Officials Liable for Torture of Palestinian Doctor

With all the uproar around the Kiobel and Mohamad cases, I’ve been a bit remiss about updates on important legal developments in other parts of . . .

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 . . .