Nigerian Groups Ask Norway to Divest from Shell Over Oil Spills

The Norwegian Government has been given a second chance to put its money where its ethical mouth is. Earlier this week, a coalition of scientists, . . .

"¡La gente inteligente, defiende el medio ambiente!" Thousands march for the right to water in Peru

Today, thousands of Peruvians are now participating in a " Grand National March for the Right to Water and Life ." Many of the marchers . . .

US appeals court rejects Chevron's attempt to avoid $18bn pollution judgment in Ecuador

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about an Ecuadorean appeals court upholding an $18 billion dollar judgment against Chevron for massive oil pollution in . . .

Keystone XL rejection is a victory for environmental and human rights advocates

This guest post was contributed by Emily Ponder, a legal intern in our US office. Emily is a first-year law student at the University of . . .
An oil pipeline near Lago Agrio, Ecuador

Downstream from Lago Agrio, Ecuador continues to put megaprojects before people and their land

When an Ecuadorean appeals court in Sucumbíos upheld an $18 billion judgment against Chevron earlier this month, I happened to be passing through Lago Agrio—the . . .

Federal Appeals Court Confirms That Oklahoma "Sharia Ban" Is Unconstitutional

In November 2010, Rick and I blogged about the Oklahoma constitutional amendment that would ban state courts from considering foreign law, especially Sharia (Islamic law), . . .

Ecuadorean Appeals Court Upholds Huge Judgment Against Chevron for Pollution in the Amazon

Ecuadorean villagers harmed by Chevron's pollution of a formerly pristine corner of the Amazon rainforest have been seeking legal redress against the company for almost . . .

Defending the Use of State Law to Address Human Rights Abuses

In the past two weeks we at ERI have submitted amicus briefs in three cases before the Ninth Circuit and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, . . .

Spread the word: $1 will be donated to EarthRights for every Facebook fan we recruit this week

In honor of Human Rights Day, an anonymous donor has generously offered EarthRights International a creative “matching” donation: we’ll receive $1 for every Facebook Fan . . .

On International Anti-Corruption Day, Tell Senator Klobuchar Not to Weaken U.S. Anti-Bribery Laws

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day , so it seems like a great moment to think about what we can all do to assist in the . . .