After a lot of hard work, time, and dedication, we are so excited to finally share our new and improved website!
We first spent the first few months identifying gaps in our previous website and reviewing our data to ensure we had a solid foundation with which to design our new website. Then, we started working with a great team of developers, user experience (UX) experts, and designers to develop a creative strategy brief to outline exactly what we wanted to achieve with this website – and we think we delivered.
With new tools and resources, we designed this website with you in mind. Here are several new or updated features you’ll find on our new website:
Alien Tort Statute page
Our Alien Tort Statute (ATS) landing page has always been one of the most-viewed pages on our website. We have filed numerous lawsuits with ATS claims and have written amicus briefs for other ATS cases. Therefore, we knew we needed to invest time in rewriting the content to ensure it explained not only the history of the ATS but also how various human rights cases, including several brought by ERI, use the ATS to hold corporations accountable. (While we are on the topic, have you read Marco’s great blog post about the ATS and the More Perfect podcast’s take on it?)
It was important to us that our legal cases were easily accessible from any page on the website and were formatted in a way that was easy to understand. Our new cases page displays all of our cases in a grid format, but you can now also filter and narrow searches of our cases by type, issue, and region. Each case page also includes links to all relevant legal documents.
No matter where you are on the website, you can always access our cases page from the eyebrow menu at the top of the screen.
Perhaps one of the most exciting new resources on our website is our Legal Database. Whether you’re a law student eager to read the complaint we filed in Doe v. Unocal, or you’re a journalist looking for an amicus brief we filed in support of another lawsuit, you now have access to a database that hosts all our legal documents that accompany our cases, which includes legal briefs, discovery, and documents acquired through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
You now have the ability to auto translate our website to a variety of languages – including Spanish, Burmese, and Thai. Our reach is global, and we were adamant that our new website reflect that.
To view the website in a different language, select a new language in the drop-down menu at the top-right of the screen.
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This website was truly a labor of love and we hope you like it, and all the new features, as much as we do!