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, . . .

Indigenous leaders travel from Bolivia to DC to testify at the Inter-American Human Rights Commission

Yesterday, a delegation of indigenous leaders travelled from Bolivia to Washington, DC, to testify at the Inter-American Human Rights Commision's upcoming thematic hearing on the . . .

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 . . .