Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine

Twenty years ago, on November 10, 1995, internationally renowned author and human rights and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni men were hanged . . .

EarthRights International’s Response to Barrick Gold’s Statement

A recent statement by Barrick Gold , concerning the settlement between ERI's clients and Barrick for claims of rape and killing, states, in part: "the . . .

The UN Human Rights and Environment Expert Should Focus on Conservation Refugees and FPIC

John Knox, the United Nations’ point man for human rights and environmental issues, is looking for a new focus. Knox has spent the last three . . .

Asian Highway: a Grave Concern for the Karen People

Early on a Monday morning, I was driving my motorbike to visit Lung Nge village along the highway in Myanmar. I was driving slowly towards . . .

What you Think you Know About Chevron and Steven Donziger is Wrong

Recently, a fellow lawyer asked me if Steven Donziger was going to jail. Donziger, the New York lawyer who doggedly pursued Chevron for its contamination . . .

The Darkness of Local People's Lives Behind the Kyauk Phyu SEZ

One very sunny day, I took a small boat to Maday Island to do research on the Kyauk Phyu SEZ with my classmate. This was . . .

Defenders of the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Environment: Comment on the Recent Hearing at the IACHR

Last week, a panel of Ecuadorian indigenous and mestiza women spoke at a Thematic Hearing in front of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) . . .

Defensoras de los Derechos Humanos y el Medio Ambiente de los Pueblos Indígenas: Comentario sobre la Reciente Audiencia en la CIDH

La semana pasada, un grupo de mujeres indígenas y mestizas ecuatorianas hablaron en una audiencia temática ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) sobre . . .

World Development Day: Ignoring the Human Cost

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China holds ten world records. It is the largest hydropower plant in the world . It . . .