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.
Lawyer that combines advocacy on the adverse effect of gas flaring in community-litigants in the Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria to create further awareness of the environmental rights and empowering the community with information and knowledge of the implication on their health, environmental and traditional livelihoods.
Oudom Ham is working for EarthRights International as country coordinator based in Cambodia. He is responsible for his organization's mission in working on empowering vulnerable/affected community by unaccountable development project especially large-scale hydropower dam project. His organization provides training and legal support to vulnerable people to voice their concern and/or to fight for protecting their their natural resources and their common interest. By joining Global Legal Empowerment Network, he believes that he could bring issues of human and environment rights from Cambodia and the Mekong Region more widely/globally in order for collecting additional legal concepts/supports for helping people in his area. He is also willing to share experiences around human rights activism and grassroots community organizing from his region/country to the network.
Rémy is EarthRight International’s Mekong Legal Director. He leads and manages ERI's legal program across the Mekong sub-region, as well as coordinating the Mekong Legal Advocacy Institute and Mekong Legal Network. He is an international environmental law, policy and governance specialist with professional experience spanning law firms, NGOs, the UN, academia and consulting. Prior to joining ERI, Rémy also spent years coordinating humanitarian and development programmes across South-East Asia for Oxfam. A passionate advocate for using the law to protect and preserve natural environments for the communities who rely upon them, this underpins his commitment to co-powering with local people working at the intersection of legal, environmental and social issues. Rémy holds undergraduate Law, Science (Hons) and French (language) degrees from Monash University, Australia and a Master of Laws (Marine & Environmental) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He speaks English and French.
Communications Lead at EarthRights International, where we use the power of the law and the power of the people to shift the balance of the global economy.
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