Introducing the Mitharsuu Center for Leadership and Justice

The Burmese harp, or the saung (စောင်းကောက်) has 16 strings. It hasn’t always been that way: early versions in the sixth century had as few . . .

Earth Rights Lawyers from the Mekong and Amazon River Basins Convene to Strategize

Jingjing Zhang is a leading Chinese environmental lawyer who has worked across Asia, Latin America and West Africa. But when she arrived at an open . . .

Here We Go Again: Corporate Liability for International Law Violations Returns to the Supreme Court

It's like 2012 all over again. A well-reviewed D.C. comics movie is ruling the box office , the Washington Nationals are atop the NL East . . .

Is Hydropower Really That Green?

Moroni Remuyna’s home in the Brazilian town of Ferreira Gomes, on the banks of the Araguari river, was submerged in 17 feet of water when . . .

The U.S. Is Still Obligated to Act on Climate Change

On Thursday, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Accord. His choice to do this on June 1st, International Children’s Day, could not have . . .

Writing the Rulebook: Will Thailand Force Its Businesses to Respect Human Rights?

It has been one year since Thailand’s cabinet released its resolution to regulate Thai outbound investment and recommended compliance with the United Nations Guiding Principles . . .

Anti-Coal Campaigns in Thailand Offer Hope to Myanmar Activists

While most European countries are shuttering coal plants, Southeast Asia is moving in a different direction. Last year, Myanmar’s leaders startled climate campaigners by throwing . . .

Speaking Truth to Power: Attacks on the Press put Earth Rights Activists at Risk

Earth rights defenders in Honduras work in one of the most dangerous contexts in the world, and journalists are no exception. This January, reporter Igor . . .

A Journey to Remember

This month, I had the great opportunity to attend Bertha Justice Initiative Global Convening 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The convening brought together lawyers, . . .

On Dams, Will the World Bank’s President be Willing to Walk his Talk?

The World Bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim, declared almost a year ago that the World Bank will “do hydro but in a way that everyone . . .