Ka Hsaw Wa

Ka Hsaw Wa is the cofounder and executive director of EarthRights International, which works for justice for victims of human rights and environmental abuses around the world.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 9:18am
When Big Business and Human Rights Collide
Among the thousands of interviews I've conducted as a human rights investigator over the last 24 years, one of the most difficult was in 1996, outside a refugee camp along the Thai-Burma border. I was no stranger to suffering in my country. I had fled from Burma (also known as Myanmar) just a few years before, escaping the brutal military regime after being arrested and tortured. I had gone to the camp to investigate reports that villages were being uprooted and brutalized to make way for a natural gas pipeline built by U.S. oil giant Unocal and other multinational corporations.
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Monday, June 9, 2003 - 10:25am
Court Is Villagers' Only Hope
If an American company assists in and benefits from gross human rights abuses committed by its business partners, should it be held liable and accountable?
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