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 . . .

Film Review: Waking the Green Tiger

Last week I had the privilege of attending a showing of Waking the Green Tiger: A Green Movement Rises in China , a documentary film . . .

Responsible Investment in Burma?

Recent reforms in Burma are leading policymakers in the E.U. and U.S. to consider whether and when to ease or eliminate longstanding economic sanctions against . . .

In search of an ethical banana

Walk into your nearest Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s store and you may find that the purportedly environmentally and socially conscious chains are selling Chiquita . . .

An EarthRights guide to DC's 2012 Environmental Film Festival

Earlier this week, the nation's largest environmental film festival kicked off in DC. Many of these films will go on to other festivals around the . . .

Human Rights NGOs Support Victims of Kilwa Massacre in Appeal to Canadian Supreme Court

Do access to justice and accountability for grave abuses count when Canadian courts decide whether to consider a human rights lawsuit by foreigners against a . . .

Human rights advocates pressure Olympic Committee to drop Dow sponsorship

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are fast approaching, and protests recently broke out in both London and India, calling for the International Olympic Committee . . .