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 . . .

Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministry Fails to Uphold Human Rights Guidelines on Chinese Company Linked to Shwe Pipeline Abuses

I usually think of Scandinavian countries as great examples of responsible international engagement – they’re known for protecting the environment, promoting human rights, and not . . .

Xayaburi dam, delayed again, now faces increasing opposition from Thai communities

With today's announcement that the Mekong River Commission will require further study of environmental and social impacts , the governments of the Mekong region have . . .

How many lawyers does it take...

You probably know a lawyer joke or two. It’s a profession that bears the brunt of more than its share of bad ones, usually based . . .

Talks with Peru mine protestors break down, President Humala declares state of emergency

Last week, Benjamin blogged about the ongoing protests by communities challenging the controversial Conga mining project in the Cajamarca region of Peru. At the time, . . .
Hillary Clinton meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

Moving Hearts and Minds and Making History in Burma

It’s times like these that I wish I had a crystal ball. Not only because it seems like hundreds of people have called, emailed, and . . .

Trading Water for Gold? Communities Unite, Seeking Halt to Mining Project in Peru

The Peruvian town of Cajamarca and its neighboring communities have come to a complete halt as thousands of local residents have united in protest against . . .

On the Thai-Burma border, students build a school, a community, and a better future

This guest post comes from Matthew Allen, or "Teacher Matt," a teacher at the Health and EarthRights Training program (HEART). HEART, one of our partner . . .