With corporate accountability in limbo in the U.S., a small but significant victory in the Netherlands

In a small, but significant victory for corporate accountability, a Dutch court this week ruled that Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, a wholly-owned . . .

"Why I Support EarthRights International" - A Board Member's Story

I am always honored to hear how one of our supporters became acquainted with EarthRights International, and reminded of the many ways our work can . . .

Colombian Prosecutors Reopen Criminal Investigation of Chiquita's Directors

According to a recent report , Colombian national prosecutors are reopening a previously closed criminal investigation into the role of the banana company Chiquita Brands . . .

Help support Burma's future leaders

“I think what I have gained and learned from the program has really exceeded my expectations…It was the first time for me to be in . . .

Group monitoring Trans-Amazonian Highway unveils new blog

Last year, we blogged about a worrisome plan for a proposed highway/railway project that would traverse the Peruvian Amazon and threaten the lives and livelihoods . . .

Injustices in investor-state arbitration are fueled by the arbitration industry, new report finds

A new report from Corporate Europe Observatory and the Transnational Institute details problems with the system of investor-state arbitration and charges that the arbitration industry . . .

Whose Declaration? Mekong students weigh in on highly criticized ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

My session on "Human rights in the ASEAN" with the students of the EarthRights School Mekong last week could not have been set at a . . .

BP was held accountable. What about Chevron?

This week, as BP accepts responsibility for environmental damage and loss of life resulting from its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Chevron . . .
Construction at the Xayaburi dam site (photo courtesy of International Rivers)

Thai institutions pushed to address legal violations around Xayaburi

With the Lao government moving ahead with the construction of the Xayaburi Dam despite objections from environmental experts and its downstream neighbors, advocates are heightening . . .

US allows imports from Myanmar, except gems - but timber may soon be banned from the other end

On Friday, the U.S. government announced that imports of goods from Myanmar/Burma, which had previously been prohibited, are now allowed. (Legally, this is done by . . .