Stop Oil Companies from Denying, Delaying, and Derailing Local Justice

Last week, a Federal High Court in Delta State, Nigeria, handed down a judgment for 15.4 billion naira – about 100 million U.S. dollars – . . .

French Bank Involved in Trail of Funds to the Burmese Dictatorship

On Monday I spoke at the Paris launch of our new report documenting the serious impacts of the French oil giant Total, the American company . . .

The Need to Incorporate Human Rights into the International Foreign Investment Legal Framework

International law has developed rapidly in recent decades to accommodate the demands of emerging markets, resulting in an unprecedented emergence of specialized regimes such as . . .

NORINCO, Chinese engineering and weapons company, signs agreement for Monywa Copper Project in Burma

Earlier this month, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao traveled to Burma to meet with Prime Minister U Thein Sein and celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sino-Burmese . . .

Supreme Court Follows Administration Recommendation, Declines to Hear Medical Experimentation Case

Supreme Court Follows Administration Recommendation, Declines to Hear Medical Experimentation Case A few weeks ago, I blogged about the fact that the U.S. government had . . .

Perspectives on Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth: Potential Pitfalls in Developing Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth

ERI is pleased to present two guest perspectives on recent reports of mineral wealth in Afghanistan from our legal interns. Both address how valuable minerals . . .

Perspectives on Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth: Investing in Afghanistan’s Future Generations

ERI is pleased to present two guest perspectives on recent reports of mineral wealth in Afghanistan from our legal interns. Both address how valuable minerals . . .

South Korea Financing North Korea’s Authoritarian Ally: Burma

Details continue to emerge around the nuclear ambitions of the ruling military junta in Burma, recently exposed in a five-year study by the Democratic Voice . . .
Icebreakers at ERSM Orientation

First impressions from a new student at EarthRights School Mekong

The following post was written by Van, an ERSM student from Vietnam. Sawadee Ka. The recent Red T-shirt demonstration in Thailand did not change my . . .

Students Reflect on a Field Trip to Pak Mun Dam

We, the thirteen students of the EarthRights School Burma (ERSB), Class of 2010, went to Ubon Ratchathani province, Northeastern Thailand to research and study about . . .