Accountability Counsel amplifies the voices of communities around the world to protect their human rights and environment. As advocates for people harmed by internationally financed projects, we employ community driven and policy level strategies to access justice.
At the request of communities, our lawyers assist people to effectively use accountability offices to defend their rights and remedy harm caused by internationally financed projects. We use our expertise with these offices to add value to locally led strategies for human rights and environmental justice.
We advocate for accountability offices that are independent, fair, transparent, professional, accessible, and effective tools for justice. Second, we identify accountability gaps and seek creation of new offices to fill them. Third, we translate the lessons from our cases into advocacy for systemic change.
Research and Accountability Resources
Our research informs the movement for accountability in international finance with in-depth research to support our community cases and policy initiatives, data and analytics to expose patterns in our field, and interactive tools to improve transparency and access to information. Together, we produce trainings and guides, and convene a global network of 140 advocates from every region that works collectively to achieve change.