Who's in whose "deep pockets"?

After the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel this week, there is a lot to feel angry about, and yes, there are ambiguities. The legal blogosphere . . .
Human rights advocates outside the US Supreme Court

What does the Kiobel decision mean for ERI's cases?

When the Supreme Court decided Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum yesterday, one of our first tasks was to figure out what the decision meant for . . .
Esther Kiobel speaking outside the Supreme Court

After Kiobel, hope remains for corporate human rights lawsuits

The US Supreme Court has been having a hard time living down its reputation as the most corporate court in history, and this week's decision . . .

First Reactions: What does the Kiobel decision actually mean?

The Supreme Court's decision today in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell creates an unfortunate and misguided new limit on the ability to enforce universally accepted . . .

Chevron’s dirty tactics

Two weeks ago, I had the exciting opportunity to witness my first court hearing at which briefs I had co-written were argued. The outcome couldn’t . . .

Mekong News Roundup, March 24 - April 7

The following post is a roundup of news articles from the past two weeks in the Mekong region, drafted by ERI's Mekong Legal Team. The . . .

Rethinking Food Security: the Right to Food in the Mekong

What do we mean when we talk about a right to food? What does such a right involve for individuals? For communities? These were some . . .

Ohio court says Chiquita, not insurer, should pay for abuses

When a corporation is sued for human rights abuses, should their insurance company get stuck with the bill? Not according to a recent Ohio state . . .
Adolfo Chávez (right) testifies to the IACHR

Inter-American drama: Evading indigenous rights questions, Bolivian government accuses NGOs of illegal logging and animal trade

Last week, I had the honor of accompanying two Bolivian indigenous leaders, Adolfo Chávez, president of the Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia (CIDOB) and . . .
Mining tailings on the Mekong River

Xayaburi dam court decision prompts community consultation

A few weeks ago, Cook and I observed a consultation between Sor Rattanamanee Polkla, a Thai lawyer, and representatives from 8 communities (Chiang Rai, Loei, . . .