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The Global Lawyer: Chevron, Donziger and Human Rights 101 – Litigation Daily

Date: Apr 21, 2015

Here, in a nutshell, are the real human rights lessons of Chevron in Ecuador, drawn from the jurists’ brief: “Advocates for human rights do not advance human rights by violating them.” Human rights “cannot be promoted through corrupt means.” And “corrupt means are apt to subvert even noble ends.” The nutshell in a nutshell is that ends don’t justify means. There’s really not much left to be said, other than citing the pertinent conventions to promote human rights and combat corruption. Read more>>