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 . . .
Map of Yasuni National Park, the oil blocks and areas of isolated peoples

Mourning for Yasuni and Mother Earth

On August 15, 2013, Ecuador´s President Rafael Correa announced the end of the Yasuni -ITT proposal, an innovative and one of a kind proposal that . . .

The irony of Akala-Olu, of squalor and abject poverty amidst stupendous oil and gas wealth

Patrick Naagbanton, a Nigerian writer and human rights worker, has just published a three-part travelogue entitled “ A Night in Akala-Olu Fire .” (Here are . . .

CIA will “neither confirm nor deny” whether agency employees work for Chevron & other corporations

In July, I submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to see if the CIA was allowing its employees to work for Chevron on . . .

Down by the river: A visit to the proposed Chadin 2 hydroelectric dam site

In August, I had the privilege of visiting several villages situated on either side of the Marañon River that would be affected by the construction . . .
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

Post-Kiobel roundup: Apartheid case is not dismissed, but may soon be; some positive decisions from other courts

The first wave of decisions interpreting the Supreme Court’s ruling in Kiobel continues to come down, and it’s a mixed bag. Perhaps most important is . . .