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 . . .

Trafficking Case Should be Simple: U.S. Corporations can be sued in U.S. Courts

When a U.S. citizen such as oilfield contractor KBR violates international human rights law, the victims of that abuse should be able to sue them . . .

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Alternative to a Very Outdated Holiday

Today, Columbus Day is celebrated throughout the United States. It is a nationally-recognized holiday commemorating a man whose brutal policies toward the New World’s indigenous . . .

SEC Complies with Order for Transparency in Extractive Industries

As a result of our September victory in Oxfam America v. SEC , the Securities and Exchange Commission today filed an accelerated schedule for enacting . . .

World Rivers Day: Snapshots of Mekong River Dams

Originating on the Tibetan plateau and meandering through China, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia to the Vietnam Delta, the Mekong River feeds and sustains millions of . . .

UN Human Rights Office Working to Identify Gaps in Corporate Accountability

What are the biggest barriers to holding corporations legally accountable for human rights abuses in courts around the world? That's one of the key questions . . .