International human rights law does not support giving less compensation to claimants from poorer countries

In response to my post last week , Yousuf Aftab of the consulting firm Enodo Rights, the principal author of an assessment of Barrick Gold’s . . .

State Department Must Renew and Strengthen Reporting Requirements for Companies Investing in Myanmar

This week, EarthRights International (ERI) urged the State Department to renew and strengthen the Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma (Myanmar), which require U.S. . . .

Many valuable lessons from Barrick's Remedy Framework; "it's cheaper to rape poor women" should not be one of them

A few days ago, the consulting firm Enodo Rights released its assessment of the Porgera Remedy Framework , the grievance mechanism set up by Barrick . . .

Citizens United in 2016: the Decision, the Donors, and the Donald

Happy sixth birthday, Citizens United ! In honor of the opinion we’ve come to know and love (to hate), we’re revisiting the decision and its . . .

¡Fuerza hermanos y hermanas, venceremos!

“Queridos amigos, quiero agradecerles por haberme convocado a este seminario. Para aprender cosas que no había aprendido antes. Para ser capaz de apoyar a mis . . .

More Confusing Precedent on Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations?

We’ve often written about the saga of human rights litigation in U.S. courts after Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum , which imposed a new requirement . . .

"Strength my brothers and sisters, we will win”

“Dear friends, I want to thank you for bringing me to this seminar. To learn things I hadn't learned before. To be able to help . . .

SEC Moves Forward on Transparency Rules

Today the U.S. government took a major step forward to promote transparency in the extractive industries. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a draft . . .

EarthRights Exposures: Community Film Project

Since its beginning, EarthRights International has used strategic but creative ways to bring local voices to global audiences. As Co-Founders Katie Redford and Tyler Giannini . . .

"I believe in video as a way to make change."

I believe in video as a way to make change. We can change peoples’ minds and situations with video. I use documentary for advocacy when . . .