Our U.S. & International Work

Corporations are an important part of modern life and the modern economy, but their interests do not always represent the interests of living, breathing, human beings. We ensure that protecting people, not corporations, is the primary focus of our laws and policies. Even as the American public has become increasingly concerned about corporate influence over our public institutions, corporate power only continues to expand beyond the reach of laws, regulators, and the courts.

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The Greater Mekong River Basin

The Mekong River is the life-giving artery of mainland Southeast Asia. Stretching from southern China through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, it is the second most biodiverse river in the world and home to numerous endangered species, including some of the last remaining Irrawaddy dolphins. The river and its tributaries also account for a quarter of the freshwater fish consumed globally.

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How We Work: In the Courtroom

When bulldozers and guns destroy a village, in the name of development, it’s often due to decisions made thousands of miles away in a corporate boardroom or government office. When a community stands up to defend itself, their struggle will likely end inside a courtroom they’ll never see. We represent these local communities in the courtroom, to ensure their voices are heard and their rights are defended.

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The Amazon

The Amazon is the most biodiverse place on earth. Over 30 million people and over 350 indigenous groups call the Amazon their home. This includes some of the world's last Indigenous Peoples Living in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact  (PIAVCIs).

Amazonian indigenous peoples rely almost entirely on their natural environment. Their survival is deeply connected to the survival of the rainforest. The destruction of the Amazon is a direct violation of their right to life.

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