U.S. Chamber of Commerce Should Support Its Own Members by Supporting Reporting Requirements in Myanmar

My colleague Michelle blogged recently about the Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma, which are up for re-authorization by the U.S. government. As she . . .

International human rights law does not support giving less compensation to claimants from poorer countries

In response to my post last week , Yousuf Aftab of the consulting firm Enodo Rights, the principal author of an assessment of Barrick Gold’s . . .

State Department Must Renew and Strengthen Reporting Requirements for Companies Investing in Myanmar

This week, EarthRights International (ERI) urged the State Department to renew and strengthen the Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma (Myanmar), which require U.S. . . .

Many valuable lessons from Barrick's Remedy Framework; "it's cheaper to rape poor women" should not be one of them

A few days ago, the consulting firm Enodo Rights released its assessment of the Porgera Remedy Framework , the grievance mechanism set up by Barrick . . .

Citizens United in 2016: the Decision, the Donors, and the Donald

Happy sixth birthday, Citizens United ! In honor of the opinion we’ve come to know and love (to hate), we’re revisiting the decision and its . . .

More Confusing Precedent on Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations?

We’ve often written about the saga of human rights litigation in U.S. courts after Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum , which imposed a new requirement . . .

SEC Moves Forward on Transparency Rules

Today the U.S. government took a major step forward to promote transparency in the extractive industries. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a draft . . .

The SEC is Giving the World a Gift for International Anti-Corruption Day

Happy International Anti-Corruption Day, world! The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is preparing to give you a fitting present: on Friday, it will vote to . . .

People of Cajamarca Spoke at Peruvian Congress about the the Planned Dams on their Territory

In Lima, on November 18, 2015, a group of community members of the province of Cajamarca, participated in a press conference titled "Odebrecht and the . . .