World Development Day: Ignoring the Human Cost

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China holds ten world records. It is the largest hydropower plant in the world . It . . .

Trafficking Case Should be Simple: U.S. Corporations can be sued in U.S. Courts

When a U.S. citizen such as oilfield contractor KBR violates international human rights law, the victims of that abuse should be able to sue them . . .

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Alternative to a Very Outdated Holiday

Today, Columbus Day is celebrated throughout the United States. It is a nationally-recognized holiday commemorating a man whose brutal policies toward the New World’s indigenous . . .

SEC Complies with Order for Transparency in Extractive Industries

As a result of our September victory in Oxfam America v. SEC , the Securities and Exchange Commission today filed an accelerated schedule for enacting . . .

World Rivers Day: Snapshots of Mekong River Dams

Originating on the Tibetan plateau and meandering through China, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia to the Vietnam Delta, the Mekong River feeds and sustains millions of . . .

UN Human Rights Office Working to Identify Gaps in Corporate Accountability

What are the biggest barriers to holding corporations legally accountable for human rights abuses in courts around the world? That's one of the key questions . . .

IFC’s Development Mission Requires Accountability

Last week, we responded to the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) grandiose claims of “absolute immunity” from any and all harms caused by the projects it . . .

They are human beings. They should have freedom to enjoy their lives.

Tha Ta Fang village is one of the villages located along the Salween River in Thailand. The tenth class of EarthRights School Mekong students had . . .

NAM v. SEC: Corporations Can Say As Much As They Want and Only What They Want

Since 2010, companies were required to disclose whether they obtained minerals from conflict zones in central Africa under the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act. Last week, . . .