World Indigenous Games: Don’t let Brazil Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes

While many people are praising Brazil for hosting the inaugural World Indigenous Games , things are not always what they seem. In October at a . . .

Colombian NGO Asking SEC for Stronger Disclosure Rules in Oil, Gas, and Mining

Our friends at Colombia's Civil Society Roundtable for Transparency in the Extractive Sector (Mesa de la Sociedad Civil para la Transparencia en las Industrias Extractivas) . . .

Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine

Twenty years ago, on November 10, 1995, internationally renowned author and human rights and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni men were hanged . . .

EarthRights International’s Response to Barrick Gold’s Statement

A recent statement by Barrick Gold , concerning the settlement between ERI's clients and Barrick for claims of rape and killing, states, in part: "the . . .

The UN Human Rights and Environment Expert Should Focus on Conservation Refugees and FPIC

John Knox, the United Nations’ point man for human rights and environmental issues, is looking for a new focus. Knox has spent the last three . . .

Asian Highway: a Grave Concern for the Karen People

Early on a Monday morning, I was driving my motorbike to visit Lung Nge village along the highway in Myanmar. I was driving slowly towards . . .

What you Think you Know About Chevron and Steven Donziger is Wrong

Recently, a fellow lawyer asked me if Steven Donziger was going to jail. Donziger, the New York lawyer who doggedly pursued Chevron for its contamination . . .

The Darkness of Local People's Lives Behind the Kyauk Phyu SEZ

One very sunny day, I took a small boat to Maday Island to do research on the Kyauk Phyu SEZ with my classmate. This was . . .

Defensoras de los Derechos Humanos y el Medio Ambiente de los Pueblos Indígenas: Comentario sobre la Reciente Audiencia en la CIDH

La semana pasada, un grupo de mujeres indígenas y mestizas ecuatorianas hablaron en una audiencia temática ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) sobre . . .

Defenders of the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Environment: Comment on the Recent Hearing at the IACHR

Last week, a panel of Ecuadorian indigenous and mestiza women spoke at a Thematic Hearing in front of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) . . .