EarthRights International Press Releases

December 13, 2018

New Plan Launched to Stop Violence Against Environmental and Human Rights Defenders (Bangkok)
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December 6, 2018

New Plan Launched to Stop Violence Against Environmental and Human Rights Defenders
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November 29, 2018

Launch of Report on Communities’ Concerns for Dawei Special Economic Zone
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November 28, 2018

Nigerian Abuse Victims Return to Supreme Court for Assistance in Case Against Shell
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November 15, 2018

Inicia Juicio Oral contra ex dirigentes de Chumbivilcas criminalizados por ejercer sus derechos
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October 31, 2018

Today in the U.S. Supreme Court: Is the World Bank Group Above the Law?
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October 29, 2018

Media Advisory: Supreme Court Hears Case on Whether the World Bank Group is Above the Law
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October 29, 2018

Gujarat Communities Take the World Bank to the U.S. Supreme Court for Financing Disastrous Tata Mundra Power Plant
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October 18, 2018

Austrian Turbine Company Should Uphold Human Rights Principles In Mekong Mega Dam Project
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September 5, 2018

Major Global NGOs Launch “Protect the Protest” Task Force
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August 1, 2018

U.S. Government Opposes “Absolute” Immunity for World Bank Group in Brief to SCOTUS
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July 25, 2018

Court Dismisses Frivolous and “Dangerously Broad” Lawsuit Against NGO BankTrack for Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline
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July 16, 2018

Human Rights Defender Acquitted
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July 12, 2018

Defensor de derechos humanos absuelto
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July 11, 2018

Court Blocks Release of Evidence in Shell’s Role in Nigerian Human Rights Abuses
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May 21, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Landmark Case Challenging World Bank Group Immunity
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May 16, 2018

Communities File Lawsuit for Recognition of Rights of the Marañon River in Peru
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May 16, 2018

Comunidades presentan demanda judicial para que se le reconozcan derechos al río Marañon en Perú
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May 7, 2018

Myanmar Farmers Convicted in Major Land Rights Case
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May 4, 2018

Familia campesina peruana apela contra Newmont en el Tribunal de los EE. UU.
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May 4, 2018

Peruvian Farmers Appeal in Fight to Hold Newmont Accountable in U.S. Court
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April 18, 2018

ERI Denounces Acts of Hostility, Discrimination and Obstruction of Justice Against Human Rights Defender in Cajamarca
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April 18, 2018

ERI denuncia actos de hostilidad, discriminación y entorpecimiento al acceso a la justicia contra defensor de derechos humanos en Cajamarca
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April 17, 2018

Colorado Communities File Lawsuit Against Oil Giants for Climate Change Costs
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Protesters gather to demonstrate against a coal power plant in Hpa-an township, Kayin State (Photo by Myanmar Times)

April 4, 2018

Myanmar Official Says Hpa-An Coal Plant Cancelled
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March 27, 2018

Thailand Must Act on its Commitments to Business and Human Rights for Thai Investments Abroad
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Myanmar Human Rights Violations Thilawa

March 21, 2018

Farmers in Thilawa, Myanmar Defend Land Rights in Court and Fight Trespass Charges
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February 23, 2018

International Institutions Present Amicus Curiae to the Constitutional Court of Guatemala in Case Relating to the Rights of the Xinka People
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February 20, 2018

Anti-Corruption Watchdogs Call for Rex Tillerson’s Recusal From Influencing New Oil Regulation
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February 9, 2018

Peruvian Subsistence Farmer Asks Court to Continue Case Against U.S. Company in Delaware
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Myanmar Human Rights Violations Thilawa

February 6, 2018

Myanmar Economic Zone Developers Launch Complaint Process That Violates Human Rights Norms
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February 2, 2018

Cambodian Village Now Fully Submerged by Lower Sesan 2 Dam
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January 22, 2018

Indian Fishing Community Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging World Bank Group Immunity
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November 1, 2017

Gold Mine Giant Continues to Harass Peruvian Subsistence Farmers, Family Asks U.S. Court to Stop the Abuse
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November 1, 2017

Mina de orogigante sigue hostigando a campesinos peruanos, familia le pide a la corte estadounidense que detenga el abuso
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October 2, 2017

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Corporations Immune to Human Rights Suits
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September 27, 2017

Indian Fishing Communities Will Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case Against World Bank Group Challenging “Absolute Immunity”
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September 19, 2017

Peruvian Subsistence Farmers Take U.S. Gold Mining Giant to Court
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September 12, 2017

Victims of Persecution in Nigeria, Accusing Shell of Complicity, Seek U.S. Court Assistance for Dutch Lawsuit
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September 11, 2017

Thailand Must Act on its Commitment to Business and Human Rights Regulations
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August 20, 2017

Thai Military Must Drop Unlawful Charges Against Academics
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July 18, 2017

Sesan Families Face Forced Evictions and a Flooded Future
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July 13, 2017

Myanmar Government Missing Renewable Energy Opportunity
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July 12, 2017

OECD Complaint Ends with Mekong Dam Turbine Company Committing to Seek Resettlement Information and Strengthen CSR Policies
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July 11, 2017

Massive Police Force Traps Families Near Development Project in Myanmar
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June 27, 2017

Federal Appeals Court Rules That World Bank Group Cannot Be Sued For Harming Communities
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June 7, 2017

Open letter to the IFC regarding its proposed financing of a crony-owned cement factory and coal mine in Myanmar
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June 1, 2017

Americans are Concerned About Corporate Power and Abuse; Congress is Not
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May 25, 2017

Audiencia Derechos Humanos e Industrias Extractivas en el Perú 162 Periodo de Sesiones CIDH
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May 24, 2017

Audiencia derechos humanos e industrias extractivas en el Perú
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May 15, 2017

Nation News Agency and its Journalist Criminalized For Reporting on Problems of Thai-owned Heinda Mine in Myanmar
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April 20, 2017

Newmont Mining Advises Shareholders to Reject Human Rights Protections
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March 23, 2017

Defensoras Ambientales denuncian la grave situación que enfrentan para la defensa de derechos ante la Comisión Inter-Americana de Derechos Humanos
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March 23, 2017

Women Environmental Defenders Condemn Systemic Abuses before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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March 8, 2017

Honduran Farmers Sue World Bank Group for Human Rights Violations
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March 6, 2017

We Condemn Prosecutor’s Request for 36-Year Prison Sentences for Environmental Leaders
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March 6, 2017

Rechazamos pedido de Fiscalía de 36 años de prisión para líderes ambientalistas en Celendín
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February 6, 2017

Federal Appeals Court Hears Challenge to World Bank Group Immunity
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February 2, 2017

U.S. House Scraps Anti-Corruption Rule in Latest Boon to Companies Cozy with Foreign Regimes
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January 26, 2017

Congress Takes Steps to Gut Anti-Corruption Rules and Enable Crony Capitalism
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January 16, 2017

Myanmar Human Rights Activist Denied Bail Despite Deteriorating Health
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January 13, 2017

Estado de Colombia Condenado por la Corte Interamericana por Violaciónes de Derechos Humanos
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January 13, 2017

Inter-American Court Condemns Colombia for Human Rights Violations in Landmark Case
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December 19, 2016

The U’wa Nation Continues Lawsuit Against Colombia at the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights
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December 19, 2016

Pueblo U’wa Continua su Demanda Contra el Estado Colombiano en la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
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December 1, 2016

Proceden pretensiones de derechos humanos contra Chiquita por su financiación de paramilitares colombianos en la Corte de EE.UU.
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November 30, 2016

Human Rights Claims against Chiquita for Funding Colombian Paramilitaries Will Proceed in U.S. Court
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November 4, 2016

Court Should Dismiss Charges Against Human Rights Activist Khaing Myo Htun
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October 28, 2016

Amid Escalating Repression, Dakota Access Pipeline Owners Risk Legal Liability
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October 4, 2016

Report to UN Committee: Canada Complicit in Mining Companies’ Pervasive Abuses Against Women
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September 26, 2016

Myanmar Villagers Travel to Japan to Challenge Thilawa Investors
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September 20, 2016

Latin American Environmental Defender Attacked, Hospitalized
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September 20, 2016

New Report Card Shows Congress Still Prioritizes Profits Over People
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September 14, 2016

Rights Groups to Aung San Suu Kyi: Release Human Rights Activist
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August 26, 2016

ERI Condemns Decision to Deny Bail to Khaing Myo Htun
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August 10, 2016

Indian Communities ask U.S. Court of Appeals to hold World Bank Group Accountable
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August 4, 2016

Myanmar Must Free Political Activist
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June 28, 2016

SEC Issues Long-Awaited Transparency Rule for Oil, Gas and Mining
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June 22, 2016

Bhopal Pollution Victims Petition for Rehearing After Court Ignores Their Pleas
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June 14, 2016

UN Envoys Report Concern over Don Sahong Dam Impacts to Human Rights Council
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June 3, 2016

Las víctimas de escuadrones de la muerte colombianos pueden avanzar con su caso contra los ex ejecutivos de Chiquita
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June 2, 2016

Victims of Colombian Death Squads Can Move Forward With Case Against Former Chiquita Executives
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May 25, 2016

Court Rules that Union Carbide Can’t Be Sued for Ongoing Pollution in Bhopal
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April 28, 2016

Human Rights Commission Report Highlights Lack of Accountability in Don Sahong Dam Project
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April 11, 2016

Afectados del peor desastre minero en México acuden al tribunal de Estados Unidos de América
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April 11, 2016

Mexico’s Worst Mining Disaster Survivors Turn to U.S. Court for Assistance
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March 28, 2016

District Court Rules World Bank Can’t be Sued
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October 20, 2015

Defensoras Mujeres Indígenas de Ecuador Criminalizadas Exigen sus Derechos en la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
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October 19, 2015

Criminalized Indigenous Women Environmental Defenders from Ecuador Demand their Rights at Inter-American Commission for Human Rights
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October 16, 2015

Victoria para los U’wa dado que el caso sobre derechos territoriales indígenas Avanza en la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
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October 16, 2015

Victory for U’wa Nation as Case on Indigenous Land Rights and Extractive Projects Moves Forward at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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October 15, 2015

Mujeres indígenas ecuatorianas hablarán ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
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October 15, 2015

Media Advisory: Indigenous Women Speak at Inter-American Commission for Human Rights
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October 6, 2015

Landmark Human Rights Law Passed in California
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September 22, 2015

Fossil Fuel Companies Face Landmark National Human Rights Complaint on Climate Change
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September 2, 2015

Court orders SEC to expedite extractive industry revenue transparency regulations
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September 1, 2015

Bhopal Water Pollution Victims Ask Appeals Court to Hold Union Carbide Accountable
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July 13, 2015

World Bank Group Claims “Absolute Immunity” Allows it to Avoid Responsibility for Destructive Coal Power Plant
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June 3, 2015

Human Rights Violations in Koh Kong Sugar Plantation Confirmed by Thai Human Rights Commission
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June 2, 2015

Two New Briefers Expose Failings with Myanmar’s First Special Economic Zone
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May 28, 2015

Majority of Congress Failed to take Action on Corporate Accountability in 2014
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April 23, 2015

Communities Sue World Bank Group In U.S. Federal Court for Destructive Coal-Fired Power Plant
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April 22, 2015

Peruvian Community Leaders Challenge Largest U.S. Gold Mining Company to Stop Human Rights Violations
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April 20, 2015

Supreme Court Allows U.S. Corporation to Finance Terrorism Without Accountability
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April 3, 2015

Survivors Who Alleged Rape and Killing at Papua New Guinea Mine Pleased With Barrick Gold Settlement
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March 19, 2015

Corte Federal de Estados Unidos Ordena a Empresa Newmont Entregar Pruebas a Campesino Cajamarquino herido en Protesta
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March 19, 2015

Federal Court Orders Newmont Mining to Turn Over Evidence to Peruvian Wounded in Protest
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March 5, 2015

Comunidades Indigenas Peruanas Satisfechas con el Acuerdo de la Demanda Contra la Conaminacion de Occidental Petroleum
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March 5, 2015

Peruvian Indigenous Communities Pleased with Settlement of Pollution Lawsuit Against Occidental Petroleum
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February 27, 2015

Press Conference Announcing Outcome of Pollution Lawsuit Against Occidental Petroleum
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January 24, 2015

Say No to the Don Sahong Dam Project
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January 13, 2015

Human Rights Concerns Over Hydropower Development in Cambodia Brought to the UN
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January 7, 2015

Families of Victims Petition U.S. Supreme Court to Hold Chiquita Accountable
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January 7, 2015

Familias de Víctimas Asesinadas por Paramilitares en Colombia Presentan una Petición a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU contra Chiquita
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November 25, 2014

Nearing the 30th Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster, Pollution Victims ask U.S. Appeals Court to Hold Union Carbide Accountable
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November 21, 2014

Survivors of Rape by Barrick Gold Security Guards Offered “Business Grants” and “Training” in Exchange for Waiving Legal Rights
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The Mekong River is central to the lives and futures of the Mekong region countries and people.

October 21, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Filing of Complaint with Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Against Don Sahong Dam Developer and Press Conference
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October 20, 2014

No Fish, No Food: NGO Coalition Files Complaint Against Don Sahong Dam Developer
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October 16, 2014

Thousands of Lives to Be Devastated by Lower Sesan 2 Dam: International Groups Demand New EIA
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September 18, 2014

Oxfam America Sues SEC for Failure to Issue New Transparency Rules Required by Dodd-Frank 1504
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August 4, 2014

Defensores de derechos humanos denuncian inadmisión de demanda de victimas colombianas contra Chiquita
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July 31, 2014

Despite evidence that Union Carbide directly oversaw construction of its notorious plant in Bhopal, India, U.S. court denies justice to victims of pollution
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July 24, 2014

Human Rights Advocates Denounce Dismissal of Colombian Victims’ Lawsuit Against Chiquita
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June 27, 2014

UN’s Historic Business and Human Rights Treaty Resolution Falls Short in Providing Relief for Victims
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June 16, 2014

Chevron Settles with Nigerian Villagers Seeking Information on Gas Flaring Harms
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June 4, 2014

New Report Card Shows Fewer Congressional Actions for Corporate Accountability than the Year Before
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May 27, 2014

Lower Sesan II Dam developers urged to ensure accountability for severe impacts
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April 21, 2014

Tanzanian Maasai Villagers Win Fight For Information about Land-Grabs and Forced Eviction against Luxury Boston Safari Company
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April 9, 2014

Austrian Firm Violates Ethics Guidelines in Destructive Mekong Dam Project, Reported to Home Government
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March 19, 2014

PWYP USA Urges Securities and Exchange Commission to Match Global Transparency Standard
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February 26, 2014

Maasai Villagers Turn to U.S. Courts for Information on Abusive Evictions by U.S. Safari Company
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Abandoned chemicals at the Bhopal plant

February 5, 2014

New evidence shows Union Carbide’s role in designing and building Indian chemical plant that killed thousands and continues to pollute Bhopal’s water
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January 24, 2014

Acción ante Corte Federal de Estados Unidos solicita información a Newmont sobre represión de protestas sociales en el proyecto minero Conga
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January 24, 2014

U.S. Federal Court Action Requests Information from Newmont Regarding Repression of Protests at its Conga Mine Project
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December 19, 2013

New Report Card Evaluates Congressional Actions for Corporate Accountability
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October 15, 2013

Human rights victims seek justice before the U.S. Supreme Court
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October 1, 2013

New Report Examines Evolution and Future of Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts
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July 17, 2013

Bonsucro Suspends Tate & Lyle Over Cambodia Land-Grabbing
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July 11, 2013

First U.S. Companies Release Reports on Investments in Myanmar
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June 27, 2013

Appeals court denies justice to victims of Union Carbide’s pollution in Bhopal
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April 17, 2013

Kiobel v. Shell: Supreme Court Limits Courts’ Ability to Hear Claims of Human Rights Abuses Committed Abroad
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November 29, 2012

Nigerian Villagers Seek to Open Chevron’s files on Gas Flaring
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November 14, 2012

Civil Society Organizations Welcome Justice Department and SEC’s Anti-Corruption Guidance
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November 1, 2012

Cambodians File Complaint With U.S. Government Against Domino Sugar Parent
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March 27, 2012

Victims of Colombian Atrocities Win Right to Sue Chiquita for Complicity Under Colombian Law
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December 9, 2011

Chinese Oil Company Linked to Human Rights Abuses in Burma (Myanmar)
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June 3, 2011

Federal Court Rejects Chiquita’s Effort to Dismiss Human Rights Class-Action Suit
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