Hatgyi Dam Project and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Throughout our lives, we have always been displaced and have to run away from the invasion of the Burmese military. With this dam built, we . . .

Nación U'wa se levantó de la mesa de dialogo con el gobierno colombiano

Fueron aproximadamente catorce horas viaje, para que la delegación del Pueblo U´wa se encontrara en Bogotá dispuesta a cumplir la cita agendada con los representantes . . .

U'wa Nation Walks out of Negotiations with the Colombian Government

It took over fourteen hours of travel for the U'wa Nation delegates to arrive to Bogotá, Colombia , to attend the scheduled meeting with the . . .

Landmark Report Promotes Human Rights in Transboundary Investments

Almost 10 years ago, hundreds of villagers in Sre Ambel District in Koh Kong Province in south-western Cambodia were violently evicted from their homes to . . .

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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