“Dangerously Broad” RICO Case Against BankTrack Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a case by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, against BankTrack, a human rights and environmental organization opposed to the pipeline.

Did you know Chiquita Banana funded paramilitary death squads?

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2017 Annual Report

2017 was a difficult year for any organization fighting on behalf of human rights and the environment. But from suing the IFC (again), taking Newmont Mining Corporation to court, and opening the Mitharsuu Center, we accomplished a lot.

We're Going to the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear our case, Jam v. IFC, challenging the World Bank's immunity.

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What We Do

Our training, legal, and campaigns programs shift power from global elites to local communities and frontline earth rights defenders . Our work covers: Climate Justice, Corporate Accountability, Mega-Projects, Land Rights, Extractive Industries, and Earth Rights Defenders.