On May 25, 2018, police arrested two activists during a peaceful protest in Lamu town, Kenya. The activists, staff of the environmental groups, Save Lamu and Lamu Youth Alliance, were protesting the government’s decision to proceed…
For 20 years, coal companies blasted off the mountaintops around the house of Rick Bradford, a retired teacher in Edwight, West Virginia, to excavate thin coal seams buried hundreds of feet deep. After detonating millions of pounds…
Our money is with [the owner], so he can decide to give us permission [to change jobs] or not. They hold all the power and we can’t do anything.
–Sinuon Sao, Cambodian migrant on a fishing vessel, Mueang Rayong, Rayong,…
Elena G., a tall 16-year-old girl, lives in a mobile home in eastern North Carolina with her mother, three sisters, two brothers, and nephew. Since she turned 12, she has spent her school summer vacations working long hours as a…
Climate change is here with us. We cannot stop it. The only way is to see how to work around it.
-- Peter Ekai Lokoel, Deputy Governor Turkana, September 2014
Over the past century, the average annual temperature on earth has…
On the Margins of
Rights at Risk in
the Global Economy
Background: Understanding the Different Ways Business
Activity Can Infringe Human Rights
Impacts: A Selection from Reporting by Human…