New ERI guide on how U.S. courts can provide assistance against corporate human rights abuses

While the post- Kiobel world has seen several disappointing decisions for victims seeking justice for corporate complicity in human rights abuses, there are still bright . . .

In Defense of Human Rights Clinics. (Seriously.)

University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner used to be a serious international law scholar. He submitted a declaration to support Chiquita's defense against our . . .

The Victims of a Mega Development Project

On a cool day during the rainy season, I visited a village that had recently been relocated due to a large-scale development project. On my . . .

Indigenous Futures Submerged by Dams

In two looming hydropower dam projects in Cambodia, indigenous communities await their fate. They face forced evictions and loss of the lands, rivers, forests, soil, . . .

Inter-American Commission Hearing Highlights Peru's Shortcomings in Indigenous Rights Protection

Recently, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held its 153rd regular session, during which it hosted 53 thematic hearings on a wide range of regional . . .

Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine

On November 10, 1995, internationally renowned author and human rights and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni men were hanged in Port Harcourt, . . .

Communities in Charge of their own Justice

EarthRights International (ERI) recently held an interactive workshop in collaboration with The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations ( SOMO ), which was hosted by . . .

“Who will take responsibility?”: Communities Testify about Dawei SEZ at Thai Human Rights Commission

This week, communities affected by the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) testified at a public hearing at the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) . . .

Book Review: Law of the Jungle by Paul Barrett

I’ve just finished reading Paul Barrett’s new book, Law of the Jungle: the $19 billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the . . .