Our New Global Protection Strategy for Earth Rights Defenders

Protecting the earth is one of the world's most dangerous professions, with activists facing criminalization, oppression, and even death. To address the ongoing violence, we launched a new global protection strategy for earth rights defenders.

New Report: Communities in the Balance

We launched a new report that documents the perspectives of villagers living in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project areas in Myanmar. We also released a video which highlights the concerns of women living in the Dawei SEZ about the impacts the project may have on the future of their communities.

Apply to join our 2019 EarthRights School Class!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 session of the EarthRights School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. If you're a civil society advocate from Myanmar or the Mekong region working on human rights and environmental issues, apply before February 1, 2019!

We argued our case before the Supreme Court!

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in our case, Jam v. IFC, where we argued international organizations, like the World Bank Group, should not be above the law.

Expose Global Injustice. Mobilize Local Power. Demand Accountability.

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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.