October 28, 2021 -
Effective climate action should center the priorities of those first and most impacted, write Judy Anne Asman of the Just Transition Alliance and Jonathan Alingu of Central Florida Jobs With Justice. Their groups are leading a delegation of frontline workers and community organizers to participate inside and outside the upcoming 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
September 12, 2018 -
The state's refusal to move inmates being held in what are now hurricane evacuation zones puts lives at risk and violates international human rights standards.
July 11, 2018 -
The organization's special rapporteur on extreme poverty presented a report last month documenting his disturbing findings in states including Alabama, Georgia and West Virginia.
December 4, 2015 -
As world leaders gathered in France to negotiate an agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, they were joined by a delegation of ecological justice activists from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida whose communities have been directly affected by climate change and the oil and gas industry.
August 27, 2015 -
When Hurricane Katrina crashed into the Gulf Coast in 2005, it was not only an economic and social catastrophe — it was a human rights disaster. As the region continues to struggle for a full and equitable reconstruction, activists continue to frame the problem in human rights terms.
June 17, 2015 -
Last week a federal judge ordered the release of Albert Woodfox, who's been held in solitary confinement in Louisiana for 43 years, though a higher court blocked the move while the state appeals. Meanwhile, prisoners are suing over Virginia's policy of placing death row inmates in solitary, arguing that the practice amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
December 4, 2014 -
The U.N. global climate talks are no longer just about emissions limits and trends. The annual negotiations that got underway this week in Peru have also become the most visible effort to address social justice and human rights.