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 . . .

Is the State Department weakening a key human rights tool in Myanmar based on a secret business survey?

Since 2013, U.S. investors with more than $500,000 invested in Myanmar (Burma) have been required to report about the impact of their investments on human . . .

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 . . .