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EarthRights International

Washington, D.C.
www.earthrights.org/

EarthRights International was awarded $1,165,000 between 1998 and 2016, including 6 grants in Conservation & Sustainable Development.

$275,000

2016 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

EarthRights International (ERI) conducts legal advocacy for indigenous groups threatened by unsustainable and environmentally damaging development projects across the globe. The organization partners with local and international environmental law groups, as well as indigenous federations and communities, to achieve long-term human rights and conservation goals. This grant supports ERI’s Amazon Legal Program, which strengthens legal frameworks protecting vulnerable communities from harmful infrastructure and resource extraction, coordinates transnational legal strategies for the defense of indigenous and rural communities, and trains a growing network of indigenous environmental lawyers. ERI’s sister program in the Greater Mekong Region has demonstrated remarkable success in building capacity, protecting indigenous communities, and improving conservation outcomes, and its work in the Andes Amazon demonstrates the efficacy of coordinated litigation for environmental and indigenous defense.

$275,000

2015 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

EarthRights International (ERI) provides public interest legal advocacy and capacity building, giving specific attention to holding corporations and governments accountable for fair human rights, labor, and environmental practices. It does this through research, training, campaigns, and litigation. The intended outcomes of the award are improved polices at national and regional levels and better corporate practices that support conservation, natural resource management, and the rights of rural communities and Indigenous Peoples in Lower Mekong countries.

$315,000

2012 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

EarthRights International (ERI) combines the power of law and force of local participation in defense of human rights and the environment, with specific attention to holding corporations, financial institutions, and governments accountable for social and environmental practices. The project supports a growing network of public interest lawyers and community leaders in the Mekong River Basin that contributes to enhanced public participation in decision-making and reduction in construction of destructive dam building.

$175,000

2012 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

EarthRights International works globally to conduct legal advocacy for indigenous groups threatened by unsustainable and environmentally deleterious development projects. This grant expands the capacity of its Amazon Legal Program to train local organizations on legal strategies that reduce the impact of harmful infrastructure and resource extraction, file petitions and dispute resolution mechanisms in defense of Indigenous Peoples rights, enhance understanding of judges and prosecutors of international laws to protect human rights, support development of a network of environmental and indigenous rights lawyers; and research Brazilian bank investments in Amazonian megaprojects that affect Indigenous Peoples.

$100,000

2011 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support the Save the Mekong Coalition (over one year).

$25,000

1998 • 1 year

To support ecosystem conservation and human rights projects in Burma.

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