(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 . . .
EarthRights School Burma students on a field trip in northern Thailand

Balancing Security and Publicity in Digital Human Rights Advocacy

This summer, Steve Grove of YouTube and Sameer Padania of WITNESS have been writing a series of posts on the official YouTube blog about the . . .

U.S. Court Rejects Absolute Immunity For International Organizations

In a decision with potentially far-reaching implications, a U.S. court recently rejected the idea that international organizations enjoy absolute immunity from suit in the United . . .

More Than a Rubber Stamp?: Environmental Impact Assessments and Hydropower Development on the Mekong River

Protection of the Mekong River has been an important part of ERI’s work for several years now, especially through the EarthRights School Mekong and the . . .
Water from a kitchen sink catches fire in Dimock, Pennsylvania

Fracking really freaks me out

I recently watched Josh Fox's documentary Gasland , which received a Special Jury Prize earlier this year when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. . . .

More First Impressions from ERSM's 2010 Class

In June, we shared written first impressions from one new student at the EarthRights School Mekong . Below are additional first impressions from the rest . . .

It's time for UNESCO to take a stand and stop shilling for dictators

Several months ago, we learned that the ruler of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo had donated millions of dollars to the United Nations cultural arm, . . .
Namibian children wait in line at a water meter

Is the Long Wait Over? UN General Assembly Resolution Establishes Human Right to Access Water and Sanitation

Last Thursday evening, I received an exciting and unexpected phone call. “Did you hear? Today the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution that recognizes access . . .

Amartya Sen Disagrees with India’s Burma Policy, and so do we

A week after India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh welcomed the Burmese dictator Than Shwe on an official state visit, the world’s largest democracy has come . . .