Natural resources and rights
While natural resources can generate wealth, countries that depend on this wealth often suffer greater corruption, social unrest, and human rights violations. We believe people have a right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Story February 11, 2014
Diligent review of plans for gas exploration help ethnic Guarani people defend their rights.
Story December 16, 2013
Woman in Bolivia on losing end of deal with gas pipeline company.
Story October 28, 2013
Fishing families from Brazil’s Pernambuco State find it hard to make a living now that they have been evicted from the islands that long supported them.
First Person blog October 22, 2013
In northern Ratanakiri province, Dam Chanthy sees land pressures endangering communal lands of native people.
First Person blog October 10, 2013
When I lived in Laos, I saw what it means for families to lose their land—and why we should help.
Story October 9, 2013
New report on closure of San Martin mine cites environmental and public health problems, recommends substantive revision of mining laws.