Customary Land Use Practices Need Protection Under Myanmar Law

Successive governments in Myanmar have confiscated land for development projects with little regard for formal legal processes and without the Free, Prior and Informed Consent . . .

Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine

Twenty-one years ago today, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists were executed by hanging by the military government of Sani Abacha in Nigeria. They . . .

These have been hard days. But the fight continues.

Dear friends, As each of us grapples with the outcome of the election in our own way, I hope that you are taking the time . . .

Global System. Global Struggle. Global Resistance.

The events from the last few weeks at Standing Rock have been nothing short of historic. Police in riot gear and military style equipment moving . . .

ERI Exposures Film Highlighting Grave Realities of Mega-Development Projects Wins Best Local Documentary at Film Festival

On Sunday, September 11, Move, the film directed by ERI alumnus Khon Soe Moe Aung, saw off competition from six other locally made films to . . .

Burma’s Disappointing New Investment Law

A new investment law has been rushed through Burma’s Parliament, with the Upper House giving its approval on Oct. 6. According to the Myanmar Investment . . .

Lawsuit Against Nevsun Resources for Forced Labor and Torture can Proceed to Trial

In recent years, Canadian human rights lawyers and advocates have filed cases against mining companies accused of serious abuses overseas . While few of those . . .

A Time for Change and Growth in Myanmar

In the three months since completing the EarthRights School Myanmar Organizational Strengthening Training (OST), ten inspirational earth rights defenders from all over Myanmar have begun . . .

World Rivers Day: Laughter, The Universal Language

“UNO!” An indigenous Karen boy screamed and it echoed through the teak wood house. A group of EarthRights School Mekong students and staff hailing from . . .

Even as Myanmar (Burma) Sanctions Are Lifted, Transparency Rules Must Be Kept

President Obama, hosting Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, pledged today to lift all remaining sanctions on the country. We don't take a position on . . .