US Supreme Court Issues Rulings on 5 Petitions Relevant to Corporate Human Rights Cases

On Monday, October 4, the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings on petitions to hear five different cases that are highly relevant to efforts to hold . . .

China Gives Burma US$4.2 Billion Loan, Interest Free

Last week I blogged about recent advances in the construction of the China-Burma crude oil and natural gas pipelines made public during Burmese leader Than . . .

Making Sense of the Kiobel Decision and Corporate Liability for Human Rights Abuses

Last Friday, I posted about an unfortunate decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that corporations cannot be sued under the Alien Tort Statute . . .

Tightening the Net on Corporate Human Rights Abuses, from North and South

My friends and colleagues keep asking me how I feel about the Kiobel decision that came down last week in the Second Circuit , which . . .
Approximate route of the pipeline

China and Burma Leaders Meet, Oil and Gas Projects Move Forward

On September 10th, Burmese leader Senior General Than Shwe met with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing. During the high profile . . .

U.S. Court Finds Corporations Immune From Liability For Human Rights Abuses

"So long as they incorporate (or act in the form of a trust), businesses will now be free to trade in or exploit slaves, employ . . .
Sunset over the Rio Ucayali

In Peru, Optimism in the Face of Natural Resource Exploitation

I recently returned to Thailand from Peru, where I had the opportunity to travel deep into the Amazon to the remote cities of Pucallpa and . . .

Raising Concerns Over the International Investment Regime

International investment law doesn't usually get much attention--in comparison to human rights law or international environmental law (or even international trade law), it tends to . . .

(Guest Post) Taking Stock of Extractive Industry Transparency Trends

This guest post is the second in a two part series from Nikki Reisch, a second year law student at New York University School of . . .