Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Law Of Human and Earth Rights

"The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded $175,000 to EarthRights International (Washington, D.C.) to conduct legal advocacy for indigenous groups threatened by unsustainable and environmentally harmful development projects," reports Philanthropy Today.  

 From the EarthRights International website:
EarthRights International (ERI) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment, which we define as "earth rights." We specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. Through these strategies, EarthRights International seeks to end earth rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work.

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