Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: This is What the Fight for Corporate Accountability Looks Like

We have all been consumed by the flurry of news around the first weeks of Trump’s presidency, so many might have missed three recent important . . .

A Vote for Corruption

The events of last week lead many to the conclusion that America’s democracy is being destroyed. But I came to the realization that the American . . .

A Community Maps its Resources

“We now realize and understand the value of our resources which we were never aware of before.” -Thet Ye Winn, member of Kalubar Village Development . . .

People over Pipelines

It’s only been one week and we’re already feeling the significant and detrimental effects of the Trump administration. On Tuesday, President Trump signed executive orders . . .

Foreign Legal Assistance Applications: A Strategy to Advance Accountability for Transnational Human Rights Abuses

In 2014, 40 million liters of toxic mining waste spilled from the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers, contaminating the . . .

Why Does it Take Five Years to Find out that Government Officials Did the Right Thing?

Five years after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about the role played by certain lawyers in the U.S. Government’s amicus brief in . . .

U.S. Court Assists with Dutch Human Rights Lawsuit Against Shell

When Esther Kiobel—who believes Shell collaborated with Nigerian authorities to commit gross human rights abuses including arbitrary detention, rape, and the murder of her husband—could . . .

How Can Tillerson Uphold Human Rights When He Didn't as Exxon CEO?

In 2010, we submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, showing our support to the Indonesian villagers who . . .

We need to talk about Rex Tillerson

We, along with 15 other human rights, environmental justice, and social justice organizations, wrote a letter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, expressing our . . .