Why Are Human Rights Investigators Selected By Corporations Who Are Committing Human Rights Violations?

Recently, the mediation firm RESOLVE released a report summarizing the results of the Yanacocha Independent Fact Finding Mission (YIFFM). Newmont Mining Corporation hired RESOLVE to . . .

Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine

Twenty-one years ago today, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists were executed by hanging by the military government of Sani Abacha in Nigeria. They . . .

Global System. Global Struggle. Global Resistance.

The events from the last few weeks at Standing Rock have been nothing short of historic. Police in riot gear and military style equipment moving . . .

Lawsuit Against Nevsun Resources for Forced Labor and Torture can Proceed to Trial

In recent years, Canadian human rights lawyers and advocates have filed cases against mining companies accused of serious abuses overseas . While few of those . . .

Even as Myanmar (Burma) Sanctions Are Lifted, Transparency Rules Must Be Kept

President Obama, hosting Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, pledged today to lift all remaining sanctions on the country. We don't take a position on . . .

Police Forces Resort to Surveillance and Violence Against Peaceful Protestors

In the face of nearly ever-present police violence, people around the world are questioning the extent and purpose of police presence. In Cajamarca, Peru, their . . .

Borders, What's Up With That?

How the stories of undocumented migrants fleeing to the U.S. from Central America offer insight into the consequences of U.S. and international financing. “It’s in . . .

World Bank’s New Environmental and Social Framework is a Huge Step Backward for Human Rights

This month, World Bank executives approved the third and final draft of its Environmental and Social Framework, much to the disappointment of human rights and . . .

Agua Sí. Oro ¡No!

In the highlands of northern Peru, a conflict brews between local campesinos (local farmers) and a complex network of international mining corporations. Locals fight to . . .

Out of the Conference Room and Into the Boat

This year, in celebration of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples , we do not think it is enough to highlight one, or even . . .