Courage and solidarity at the EarthRights School Myanmar

A woman pulled the sliding door open, and I drove inside. I parked my motorbike, left my shoes at the door and stepped into the . . .

Barrick Gold Using Coercive Settlement Provisions to Perpetuate Legacy of Environmental Harm

After nearly a decade of litigation over environmental devastation in the Philippines caused by Placer Dome’s mining operations (now Barrick Gold Corp.) , Barrick has . . .

Publish What You Pay Rebuts Industry Claims, Argues for Strong New Transparency Rule

A few months ago, the oil lobby sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), demanding that transparency requirements be watered down in . . .

Parks without people: ecotourism and conservation refugees in northern Loliondo

Our recent legal action against Thomson Safaris is not only ERI's first foray into challenging the phenomenon of “conservation refugees,” it is also a case . . .

Renewed protests at Conga mine again result in armed police response

We’ve previously written about Newmont Mining’s proposed Conga mine in Peru, and in January we filed a legal action seeking documents from Newmont relating to . . .

BusinessWeek demonstrates why it’s better for your lawyers to believe in your case

Yesterday, BusinessWeek picked up on Michelle’s blog post from last week highlighting the inconsistent positions taken by Gibson Dunn, the law firm that represents Chevron, . . .

Chevron's own lawyers jeopardize fate of Chevron-Ecuador RICO lawsuit

Chevron probably isn’t too happy with Randy Mastro and the rest of its dream team at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher right now. Gibson Dunn represents . . .

Cindy Cohn, our co-counsel, is awesome

The current issue of California Lawyer profiles Cindy Cohn , ERI's co-counsel and friend, and highlights her work defending privacy and challenging government surveillance for . . .

Supreme Court rules that Daimler is too big to be sued

In the Daimler AG v. Bauman decision handed down on January 14th, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered another strong blow to human rights. This one, . . .

Public interest law in India, from a Thai perspective

I am a community rights lawyer in northern Thailand working on environmental and human rights legal cases and training. I recently travelled to India to . . .