Lying to Make Corruption Easier: Our Elected Representatives Hard at Work

Last month, President Trump signed his first significant piece of legislation in to law, which has the effect of enabling corruption and secrecy in an . . .

Honduran Farmers Sue World Bank Group for Complicity in Human Rights Violations

Case Name
Juana Doe et al. v. IFC

Case Status

Land rights; accountability of international organizations; violence against land rights defenders

Washington, D.C. and Honduras

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The International Finance Corporation is Not Above the Law

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard our argument that the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World . . .

Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: This is What the Fight for Corporate Accountability Looks Like

We have all been consumed by the flurry of news around the first weeks of Trump’s presidency, so many might have missed three recent important . . .

A Vote for Corruption

The events of last week lead many to the conclusion that America’s democracy is being destroyed. But I came to the realization that the American . . .

Foreign Legal Assistance Applications: A Strategy to Advance Accountability for Transnational Human Rights Abuses

In 2014, 40 million liters of toxic mining waste spilled from the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers, contaminating the . . .

Why Does it Take Five Years to Find out that Government Officials Did the Right Thing?

Five years after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about the role played by certain lawyers in the U.S. Government’s amicus brief in . . .

U.S. Court Assists with Dutch Human Rights Lawsuit Against Shell

When Esther Kiobel—who believes Shell collaborated with Nigerian authorities to commit gross human rights abuses including arbitrary detention, rape, and the murder of her husband—could . . .