When the People Take the Power Back: the Struggle for Justice in Thilawa SEZ

By Ami* Last month, the EarthRights School had a trip to Thilawa, Myanmar, to visit people from six different villages to learn about their involuntary . . .

From the Amazon to the Mekong: Celebrating Rivers for World Rivers Day

From the Amazon to the Mekong, our rivers are threatened by hydro-power, pollution, and contamination. Mega-projects like dams often fail to properly mitigate environmental impacts . . .

For Love and Land: The Anti-Coal Blockade in Ban Haeng, Thailand

By Zau Myit Ding Hkalik* This page of my diary during my Human Rights Storytelling internship at ERI is from a field trip with the . . .

Are Multilateral Development Banks Respecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Development?

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ( UNDRIP ). This landmark international document, though . . .

Salween River Youth Ask: Must We Bear the Burden for Development?

By Thanakrit Thongfa and Vriya Tepphuviang* Photos: Thanakrit Thongfa Today in Bangkok, the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand is holding a seminar on Thai . . .

ERI Joins 80 Other Organizations to Ask that FMO and Finnfund Do No More Harm in Honduras

Last month, international human rights groups initially applauded the decision of the Dutch development bank FMO, and its Finnish equivalent, Finnfund, when they announced their . . .

What Happens When A Carbon-Negative Country Like Myanmar Drafts Its Energy Policy?

For climate activists and policymakers in the Global North, it’s a stretch to imagine a carbon-negative nation—a country that removes more greenhouse gases from the . . .

Dream of a Youth in Tha Ta Fang Village: “I Hope They Won’t Build Any Dams Along the Salween River”

Noah* is a student at the EarthRights School, studying human and environmental rights, campaigning, community organizing and legal advocacy. This is the second of two . . .

Canada Enables Extractive Companies to Violate Human Rights

On Monday, Canada appeared before a UN human rights body to defend its record on protecting the rights of minority groups. ERI, MiningWatch Canada , . . .