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|EarthRights International (ERI) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment, our Earth rights. Earth rights are those rights that demonstrate the connection between human well-being and a sound environment, and include the right to a healthy environment, the right to speak out and act to protect the environment, and the right to participate in development decisions. ERI's mission is to protect humans and their natural environment from abuses occurring in the name of development. Specifically, we: 1) INVESTIGATE, MONITOR AND EXPOSE human rights and environmental abuses; 2) INCREASE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY of governments, transnational corporations (TNCs) and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) as they undertake investment and development activities; 3) PROTECT INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES working to defend the earth; and 4) ENSURE BIODIVERSITY, conservation and ecological integrity.