Arguing for Transparency, With a Cheering Section

As a lawyer, you know you’re on the right side of justice when there are several dozen smiling young people wearing bright clothing and buttons . . .

West African Lawyers and Activists Discuss Strategies for Regional Collaboration

I recently had the opportunity to take a break from our busy litigation docket for a few days and participate in a workshop with some . . .

Big Talk, No Change from Newmont Mining

I first met Peruvian lawyer Mirtha Vasquez in 2012 as a student in the International Human Rights Clinic at Santa Clara University. We were conducting . . .

Time to Stop Napping and Start NAPing

While naps are a common pastime, NAPs, or National Action Plans on responsible business conduct, are relatively new tools for promoting corporate accountability and human . . .

Contaminación en el Río Sagrado Cubogón del Pueblo U´wa

El Pueblo U´wa, que ha venido defendiendo sus derechos territoriales desde el año 1999, manifiesta nuevamente su “ temor ” por los hechos recientes ocurridos . . .

Why We Needed Chiquita to Clarify Kiobel

Yesterday we got word that the United States Supreme Court will not hear Cardona v. Chiquita Brands International , a lawsuit on behalf of victims . . .

Tata Mundra Coal Power Plant

Local fishing communities and farmers represented by EarthRights International (ERI) are suing the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in federal court in Washington, D.C. over the destruction of their livelihoods, loss and damage to their property, and the threats to their health caused by the IFC-funded coal-fired power plant in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India.

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Peru´s Northern Winners and Southern Losers

Are our efforts helping, to hold the extractive industry accountable? Are we contributing to the empowerment of affected communities in achieving justice? Or, do market . . .

Shell Sues to Stop Greenpeace Protesters

Are the six international Greenpeace activists who boarded a Shell drilling ship on the high seas dissidents committing a courageous act of civil disobedience? Are . . .

What the World Bank’s Failed Resettlement Policy Means in Myanmar

Thilawa residents were sent to a relocation site that was not even finished. They were eventually moved into a site where conditions were still far below the living standards they had in their former homes.