Are Multilateral Development Banks Respecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Development?

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ( UNDRIP ). This landmark international document, though . . .

ERI Joins 80 Other Organizations to Ask that FMO and Finnfund Do No More Harm in Honduras

Last month, international human rights groups initially applauded the decision of the Dutch development bank FMO, and its Finnish equivalent, Finnfund, when they announced their . . .

Canada Enables Extractive Companies to Violate Human Rights

On Monday, Canada appeared before a UN human rights body to defend its record on protecting the rights of minority groups. ERI, MiningWatch Canada , . . .

¿Se puede proteger el medio ambiente declarando a un río como sujeto de derechos en el Perú?

El derecho al medio ambiente equilibrado y adecuado, y el deber del Estado de proteger la biodiversidad, están consagrados en la Constitución Política peruana y . . .

Earth Rights Lawyers from the Mekong and Amazon River Basins Convene to Strategize

Jingjing Zhang is a leading Chinese environmental lawyer who has worked across Asia, Latin America and West Africa. But when she arrived at an open . . .

Here We Go Again: Corporate Liability for International Law Violations Returns to the Supreme Court

It's like 2012 all over again. A well-reviewed D.C. comics movie is ruling the box office , the Washington Nationals are atop the NL East . . .

Communities Decide: Protecting Human Rights in Myanmar's First Special Economic Zone

Operational Grievance Mechanism: A Community-Driven Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Protecting Human RIghts in Thilawa Special Economic Zone

Thai Investment in Myanmar: A Closer Look

It's been almost one year since Thailand's government set out to regulate their investment projects in other countries to comply with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). The Cabinet Resolution was released on 16 May 2016 and pertains to extra-territorial obligations/business and human rights of Thai transboundary investments in Southeast Asia. Recently, the Thai National Human Rights Commission traveled to observe one of Thailand’s international investment projects in Myanmar's Tanintharyi Region, including a tin mine and a Special Economic Zone.

The U.S. Is Still Obligated to Act on Climate Change

On Thursday, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Accord. His choice to do this on June 1st, International Children’s Day, could not have . . .

Amicus Brief in Dogan v Barak

This case arises out of the 2010 "Gaza Freedom Flotilla," which was an attempt by private citizens to sail through Israel's declared naval blockade of the Gaza strip. The plaintiffs allege that Israeli soldiers boarded the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships sailing as part of the flotilla, and shot and killed Furkan Dogan, an eighteen-year-old American citizen, along with eight other civilians. Dogan’s parents sued Ehud Barak, the Israeli Defense Minister at the time, under Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) and other U.S.

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