"Accountability Counsel assists communities around the world to defend their environmental and human rights."

We hold corporate and institutional violators accountable through our dual approaches: direct support to communities and policy advocacy.


We assist communities to defend their rights through complaints to accountability offices tied to projects that cause harm. For example, through complaints requesting dispute resolution and investigations, we have supported communities to prevent abuses in Mexico, compel redesign of a project in Papua New Guinea, and assist with a complex community-company dialogue processes in Mongolia


Accountability Counsel advocates for independent, fair, transparent, accessible and effective accountability offices so that banks, corporations and institutions are held to the norms and standards to which they have agreed.  In just over six years, we have positively influenced accountability policy at every major international financial institution and two U.S. agencies.


Our Resources program ensures that our skills and knowledge have a wider reach and deeper impact. This program provides concrete tools for our own staff, civil society colleagues, and the people who make up the movement for accountability more broadly. These tools include research, publications, trainings for advocates and pro bono lawyers, technical guides, and provision of a network for communication and collaboration.

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