Spotlight on the SEC: summary judgment motion filed yesterday and rule vote next week

EarthRights International (ERI), along with lawyers from Goulston & Storrs, filed a motion for summary judgment yesterday on behalf of Oxfam America in its case . . .

Poor Shell... human rights abuses aren't free

Last week, Shell filed its latest brief in the Kiobel case , taking a position that would immunize corporations that commit human rights violations abroad . . .
Leaders of Sarayaku with their lawyers and Luz Patricia Mejia of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (center)

A Hard-Earned Victory for Indigenous Rights in Latin America: Sarayaku v. Ecuador

On July 25th, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a long awaited sentence in the case of Sarayaku v. Ecuador , affirming the rule . . .

Shell Brief in Kiobel Misstates the Law and Demeans Victims of Human Rights Abuse

Shell has fired its latest round in the Kiobel case in an attempt to create immunity for itself and all other companies that abet grave . . .
Linda Biehl in Gugulethu, South Africa (2006)

Shell's Kiobel brief is an insult to South Africa

I’ve been working in the human rights and corporate accountability field long enough that I’m rarely surprised by the shenanigans large corporations will pull to . . .
In the HEART classroom.

On Thai border, students question impact of reforms in Myanmar/Burma

From the outside, recent political and economic reforms in Myanmar/Burma seem to be opening up a society that has languished under military rule for half . . .

Rose-tinted Glasses or Blindfolds? America’s New Responsible Investment Framework for Burma

This guest post was contributed by Kendall Manlove, a legal intern in our US office. Kendall is a rising second year law student at Moritz . . .

Why did the Obama administration side with Big Oil instead of human rights?

Last month, the U.S. government weighed in on the side of Royal Dutch Petroleum/Shell in the Kiobel case, opposing everyday people who claim to have . . .

A dark day in Cajamarca: three protesters dead and movement leader detained arbitrarily by police

Here in the Lima office, we are troubled by two days of violence and arbitrary force reportedly unleashed by the Peruvian police and army against . . .
The HEART school

On the Thai-Burma border, a teacher learns from his students

The following post was written by Karl, a volunteer English teacher at the Health and Earth Rights Training (HEART) program in Mae Sot, Thailand, on . . .