Oklahoma's Sharia Law Ban is Xenophobic and Unconstitutional

One of the strangest and saddest results from last Tuesday's elections was the approval by Oklahoma voters of an amendment to their state constitution that . . .
A refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border is relocated in 2004

Burma's Refugee Crisis Continues, and How You Can Help

In the wake of Burma’s first elections in over 20 years, thousands of refugees are fleeing to Thailand from Burma. The Burmese military that has . . .

At U.N. Human Rights Council, India expresses concerns about U.S. corporate accountability

This morning in Geneva, the U.N. Human Rights Council met for a review of the human rights obligations of the United States—including obligations to hold . . .

ICEM recommends 10 year moratorium on mainstream Mekong dams

Last month, the International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM) released an extensive report to help facilitate the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) preparation of a Strategic . . .

Defeat of Canadian C-300 Bill Is a Setback for International Corporate Accountability

I was sad to hear last week that the C-300 Bill was defeated last week in the Canadian Parliament, after over a year of suspense. . . .

In Peru, More Hydrocarbon Concessions Means More Conflict

October has been a tough month for the Peruvian Amazon as the government continues to open up the jungle to increased hydrocarbon exploitation, and communities . . .

Clarity, Reason... and Burma's Elections?

On November 7th, less than 3 weeks from today, Burma will hold its first elections in more than 20 years. I attended a conference today . . .

Nnimmo Bassey, Co-Founder of Environmental Rights Action (Nigeria) and ERI Ally, Wins the 2010 Right Livelihood Award

I just read that Nnimmo Bassey, co-founder of the Nigerian NGO Environmental Rights Action (ERA) and the current Chair of Friends of the Earth International . . .

Kiobel's first victim: Flomo v. Firestone

The recent decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum , which ruled that corporations cannot be sued for . . .

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 . . .