A 13 year old sugar planation worker hugs his younger sister

Lost childhoods in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Recently, I watched this video on The Guardian purporting to document child labor in sugar plantations in Koh Kong province, Cambodia. Sugar is big business . . .
The Great Mosque in Brunei

Hoping for a sustainable ASEAN community

The first word I learned in Bahasa Melayu, the language spoken in Brunei, was “Selamat Datang.” It means, in essence, “welcome.” Back in April, I . . .

Myanmar Groups Send Letter to Obama on Reporting Requirements

EarthRights International helped to draft and signed a letter to President Obama this week, urging him to ensure that U.S. companies investing in Myanmar make . . .
Farmland along a tributary of the Mekong River, imperiled by a nearby dam.

Environmental rights as human rights in the Lower Mekong Basin

The way modern society has developed has led to an unfortunate state of affairs where environmental protection and social benefits are often seen as competing . . .
A remembrance march on the anniversary of the killings in Cajamarca

Dams, Gold, and Dissidence

In the first few days of July I was dismayed to hear that the Peruvian national police force in Celendín, Cajamarca heav ily beat citizens, . . .
Is Chevron too close to the CIA?

Are CIA analysts helping Chevron spy on activists?

That's the question we've asked the CIA, in several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed this month. Marissa’s recent blog post about Chevron gaining . . .

More Justice Denied Based on Supreme Court's Kiobel Decision

Michelle recently blogged about the district court’s dismissal in Al-Shimari v. CACI , the first significant decision applying the Supreme Court’s holding in Kiobel v. . . .

Judge: Chevron can access its critics' private user information

After more than eight months of silence, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan recently issued a long-awaited decision on the enforceability of a subpoena served . . .

Sympathy but no justice from the Second Circuit in Bhopal contamination case

Two weeks ago, I traveled with another ERI legal intern from Washington, DC, to New York City to watch ERI’s Rick Herz argue for justice . . .
The Karen participants climbed a tree to fetch local fruits for us

Using theater to address social challenges in refugee communities

In the middle of April, accompanied by alumni of the EarthRights School Mekong, I travelled to the town of Sob Moei, the ‘city of three . . .