Remembering a Pioneer in Transnational Human Rights Litigation

Yesterday, the U.S. human rights law community lost one of its giants. Michael Ratner, who pioneered the use of the Alien Tort Statute for human . . .

A working day with UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples in Lima

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples made an unofficial visit to Peru last week and met indigenous groups to learn about . . .

We still have hope for the future of our children

The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) published their 2015 Annual Report that features a long awaited decision about last year’s complaint against Mega First Corporation . . .

Gobierno Nacional Incumple Cita con la Nacion U'wa

Actualización de nuestros amigos, la Nación U'wa, que están movilizados para garantizar la protección del medio ambiente de uno de sus sitios mas importantes y . . .

National Government Fails to Meet with U’wa Nation

Update from our friends, the U'wa Nation, who are mobilizing to ensure the environmental protection of one of their most important and sacred sites. Read . . .

Carta a Máxima Acuña Atalaya

Querida Máxima, Felicitaciones por ser la ganadora de Sudamérica del Premio Goldman . Escuché que te has preguntado cómo una mujer campesina analfabeta de pasado . . .

A Letter to Máxima Acuña Atalaya

Dear Máxima, Congratulations on being the South and Central American winner of the Goldman Prize . I have heard you have wonder why an illiterate . . .

We Shouldn’t be Surprised, but New Documents Show Deeper Oil Industry Deception

I assume that if you are reading this blog you probably agree that climate change is real. Good start. But recognizing the reality that is . . .

First Foreign Legal Assistance Network Filing Seeks Information from Southern Copper Regarding Toxic Spill

My dad owns a small restaurant. Before he opened his doors for business, he had to have health inspectors, and building code inspectors ensure that . . .

We Set Precedent to Rein in Reckless Financiers who Contributed to the Financial Collapse

One of the precedents we set in litigation over important transparency rules has now been used to save another important part of the Dodd-Frank Act . . .