Experts Help Communities Take Control of Justice

I’ve just come back from a workshop in Amsterdam dedicated to one of ERI’s newest initiatives. This project – we’re calling it the “ community-driven . . .

A Rocky Road to Justice in the Amazon

An agreement has been reached between indigenous federations of four river basins in Peru´s northern Amazon, the National Government, and Pluspetrol, the Argentine oil company . . .

Climate Change & Climate Justice

The Problem

 
Burning fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, account for most of the world’s global warming pollution. Some say we have harmed the planet sufficiently that there is no going back.  
 
We are already seeing some of the effects—draughts,  floods and storms. We all suffer the consequences of climate change, but poor communities, especially in developing nations, suffer the most. 
 
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Accountability & Transparency in the Extractive Industries

The Problem

Extraction of natural resources, such as oil, gas, and minerals, can be a lucrative business. For people living in resource rich areas, it can be deadly.

People who live in areas where extractive industries operate often face poverty and human rights abuses. The industries exacerbate human rights abuses in many countries by making lands uninhabitable by polluting the environment.  

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Land Rights and Clean Environments for Vulnerable Communities

The Problem

Every day people are told that they can no longer live on the land that their family has lived on for generations.

If they refuse to leave, they can get arrested, physically injured, and forcibly relocated.

For many communities living in developing countries, this is an all to common problem. By simply living on resource-rich land that is desirable to corporations, they are at risk of becoming victims to land grabbing and forced eviction without free, prior, and informed consent.

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How We Work: In the Field

We fight for justice in fields, jungles, and cities-- not just courtrooms. Through powerful campaigns, often carried out by our schools’ alumni and members of our legal networks, we raise public awareness on human rights and environmental justice issues around the globe. By training and connecting legal advocates and frontline campaigners, we can reach even the most remote communities struggling against corporate power and earth rights violations.  

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Say No to the Don Sahong Dam

We urge the governments of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam to maintain their firm positions opposing the Don Sahong project. We urge them to demand an . . .

“A Foreseeable Disaster”: New Report on the Negative Impacts of Forced Displacement Caused by the Thilawa SEZ

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in cooperation with Japanese NGO Mekong Watch and local organization, Thilawa Social Development Group (TSDG), recently released a report titled . . .