Public Letter to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández

Dear President Juan Orlando Hernández, We, a group of 50+ international organisations, write to express our shock and concern over the recent killing of Berta . . .

Newmont Mining as Champions for Corporate Excellence? We don’t think so.

Newmont Mining Corporation (through its subsidiary in Ghana) is being hailed as a leader in corporate excellence, especially for its respect for human rights. This, . . .

“We don't want to be another Minamata” Seminar brings Myanmar's SEZ Residents to the Forefront

This week, EarthRights International, in partnership with the Thilawa Social Development Group (TSDG), Kyaukphyu Rural Development Association (KRDA) and Dawei Development Association (DDA), hosted the . . .

No Colors Left, the Amazon is Painted Black

Last month, the Chiriaco River in the Peruvian Amazon was painted black with more than 2,000 barrels of crude oil . The spill has severely . . .

Extractive Industries Need to Be More Transparent With Payments

This week, civil society groups, companies, industry groups, investors, and local communities submitted public comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the proposed . . .

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Should Support Its Own Members by Supporting Reporting Requirements in Myanmar

My colleague Michelle blogged recently about the Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma, which are up for re-authorization by the U.S. government. As she . . .

International human rights law does not support giving less compensation to claimants from poorer countries

In response to my post last week , Yousuf Aftab of the consulting firm Enodo Rights, the principal author of an assessment of Barrick Gold’s . . .

State Department Must Renew and Strengthen Reporting Requirements for Companies Investing in Myanmar

This week, EarthRights International (ERI) urged the State Department to renew and strengthen the Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma (Myanmar), which require U.S. . . .

Many valuable lessons from Barrick's Remedy Framework; "it's cheaper to rape poor women" should not be one of them

A few days ago, the consulting firm Enodo Rights released its assessment of the Porgera Remedy Framework , the grievance mechanism set up by Barrick . . .