Court sides with Chiquita, Delays Justice for Victims of Paramilitary Violence in Colombia

If the top executives of a U.S. company, sitting in a Board room in Ohio, approve and hide illegal payments to a terrorist organization, does . . .

Proposed Administrative Reforms in Peru Threaten to Undermine Already-Weak Environmental Protections

For the past few weeks, a few of us at EarthRights International’s Peru office have been spending hours researching, studying, and analyzing the international law . . .

EarthRights School Mekong Students Start Year with Forum Theatre Workshop

The start of the rainy season in Chiang Mai, Thailand, also marked the beginning of the year for EarthRights School Mekong’s class of 2014. On . . .

Hobby Lobby decision makes it more difficult to regulate corporate behavior and protect actual human beings

In a sharply divided decision, the Supreme Court added religious rights to the ever-expanding list of rights possessed by for-profit corporations. In an opinion authored . . .

Federal Appeals Court Revives Abu Ghraib Torture Case Against CACI

Last week, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark decision in Al-Shimari v CACI et al. , reviving the case against the U.S. . . .

Shell May Have to Compensate Villagers for Oil Damage from Sabotage or Theft

The Niger Delta region of Nigeria is crisscrossed by thousands of miles of pipelines that leak oil with tragic frequency, contaminating waterways, destroying wildlife, and . . .

Should business corporations have constitutional rights?

Sometime in the next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores , in which one of the key issues is . . .

Radical Lawyering: Reflections on the Bertha Justice Institute’s 2014 Conference

“If you've come here to help me, you're wasting your time. But if you've come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let . . .

US Attorneys with Colombian Heart: Reflections on Doe v. Chiquita

I remember Paul Hoffman sitting outside the 11th Circuit courtroom in April, waiting for his turn to argue his case. His case is the case . . .

EarthRights School Myanmar Students Prepare for Field Work

As the EarthRights School Myanmar students prepare to leave for their field work the mornings are starting earlier and the nights are ending later at . . .