No more excuses: Obama can now restore balance to our corporatist courts

Yesterday the U.S. Senate triggered the so-called "nuclear option", changing its rules to prevent filibusters of presidential nominees. This includes nominations of all federal judges, . . .

Coca-Cola pledges 'zero tolerance on land grabbing'

Last Friday, Coca-Cola took a long awaited and important step in pledging a zero tolerance approach to land grabbing throughout its global supply chains . . . .

Lessons from the HEART School

In 2011, when we opened the HEART School in Mae Sot, Thailand, we planted trees outside the building. These small, delicate trees have the potential . . .

U.S. Supreme Court roundup: Two obscure cases with major potential implications

The current Supreme Court term has no cases resembling last year's Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell) , which addressed liability for human rights abuses . . .
José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, president o the IACHR

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Consider "Home Country Liability" for the Extraterritorial Actions of Transnational Corporations

In an exciting development in the corporate accountability world, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, for the first time in its history, will directly consider . . .

Corporate Rights or Human Rights?

Every day, human rights defenders around the world risk their lives to stand up against injustice. Whether investigating government abuse in Syria or Russia, or . . .

Whose First Amendment rights are these anyway?

Cook’s blog post last week draws much needed attention to the risks that brave human rights activists around the world take to ensure the rights . . .

Letter to The Washington Post regarding human rights lawsuits against Chiquita

Last week I sent a letter to the editor of The Washington Post, in response to a recent AP story concerning the cases against Chiquita . . .

U.S. Government’s Myanmar Reporting Requirements FAQs are a welcome (but inadequate) step forward

The U.S. State Department finally released a document providing answers to FAQs about the Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements for new investments in Myanmar, in which . . .

Corporations using the law to silence human rights defenders

On 22 February 2013, human rights defender and researcher, Mr. Andy Hall was informed that a criminal lawsuit had been lodged against him, at Nakhon . . .