What’s Next in the Chevron/Ecuador Legal Saga?

“ Sludge Match: Inside Chevron’s $9 Billion Legal Battle With Ecuadorian Villagers ,” Alexander Zaitchik’s recent article in Rolling Stone, is a fascinating look at . . .

Spotlight on Earth Rights Defenders in Thailand

I am so lucky to have had opportunities to meet inspiring people who have dedicated their lives to public interest. These people believe strongly in . . .

Introducing our new storytelling series, “Faces of Change”

Storytelling is the thread that weaves us all together, the activity that makes humans uniquely human. Stories bridge linguistic and cultural boundaries. They entertain, they . . .

Spotlight on Earth Rights Defenders in Vietnam

There are many earth rights defenders in Vietnam who support others in the face of human rights violations and environmental issues. Some of them work . . .

Court sides with Chiquita, Delays Justice for Victims of Paramilitary Violence in Colombia

If the top executives of a U.S. company, sitting in a Board room in Ohio, approve and hide illegal payments to a terrorist organization, does . . .

Proposed Administrative Reforms in Peru Threaten to Undermine Already-Weak Environmental Protections

For the past few weeks, a few of us at EarthRights International’s Peru office have been spending hours researching, studying, and analyzing the international law . . .

EarthRights School Mekong Students Start Year with Forum Theatre Workshop

The start of the rainy season in Chiang Mai, Thailand, also marked the beginning of the year for EarthRights School Mekong’s class of 2014. On . . .

Hobby Lobby decision makes it more difficult to regulate corporate behavior and protect actual human beings

In a sharply divided decision, the Supreme Court added religious rights to the ever-expanding list of rights possessed by for-profit corporations. In an opinion authored . . .

Federal Appeals Court Revives Abu Ghraib Torture Case Against CACI

Last week, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark decision in Al-Shimari v CACI et al. , reviving the case against the U.S. . . .

Shell May Have to Compensate Villagers for Oil Damage from Sabotage or Theft

The Niger Delta region of Nigeria is crisscrossed by thousands of miles of pipelines that leak oil with tragic frequency, contaminating waterways, destroying wildlife, and . . .