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.

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  • 13 July, 2018

    The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of Accountability Counsel

    By The Business of Giving
    In The Business of Giving’s radio segment Better Than Most, a regular feature that examines the best places to work among social good businesses and nonprofit organizations, Denver Frederick interviews Accountability Counsel’s San Francisco office.
  • 28 June, 2018

    How the EBRD can seize the day in sustainable development

    By Kindra Mohr, Accountability Counsel
    To truly invest in changing lives and preventing human rights violations, the EBRD must ensure that its independent accountability office can conduct rigorous investigations into allegations of abuse in financed projects – and hold itself accountable.
  • 23 June, 2018

    Living next door to 17 million chickens: ‘We want a normal life’

    By The Guardian
    Ukrainian villagers living in the shadow of Europe’s biggest chicken farm are fighting back – not just against the company but the development banks funding it
  • 15 June, 2018

    MHP Complaint Found Eligible by the World Bank’s Accountability Office, the CAO

    Ten days ago, three communities in the central Ukraine region of Vinnytsia filed complaints to the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) criticizing the lack of transparency and surrounding environmental and health risks posed by the ‘largest poultry farm in Europe’. Today, the IFC’s accountability office, the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), notified community members that their complaint is eligible. The CAO will now begin its assessment process, during which it will work with complainants and other stakeholders to determine how the complaint will proceed.
  • 5 June, 2018

    Complaints Filed Today About Ukrainian Agribusiness Giant, MHP

    Today, three communities in the central Ukraine region of Vinnytsia filed complaints to the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) criticizing the lack of transparency and surrounding environmental and health risks posed by the ‘largest poultry farm in Europe’. Together with CEE Bankwatch and Kyiv-based Ecoaction, Accountability Counsel is supporting these communities throughout the complaint process.

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