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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  • 2 July, 2020

    Come hell or piped water

    By Anirudha Nagar, Accountability Counsel, in Devex
    Indigenous peoples in Jharkhand, India whose sacred spaces and rights have been trampled on by a World Bank-financed water scheme are calling on the bank to take three steps that would demonstrate a meaningful commitment to accountability — and prevent further undermining of public confidence in the bank.
  • 1 July, 2020

    Failure of Large Renewables Producers on Human Rights Underscores the Need for Accountability in a Just Transition

    By Margaux Day and Sydney Speizman
    Renewable technologies and green investments are critical to achieving carbon neutrality, but the vital climate benefits of these projects do not mean they are without social and environmental risk. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently published the first Renewable Energy and Human Rights Benchmark, which assesses the policies…
  • 25 June, 2020

    The Long Road to Remedy Continues

    By Megumi Tsutsui, Accountability Counsel
    Three years after signing historic agreements with Rio Tinto-backed Oyu Tolgoi (OT) mine and the local government to address impacts of OT’s massive mine on their traditional way of life, herders are still waiting for some of the most important promises to be implemented. As Accountability Counsel’s latest interactive progress report shows, with many commitments still pending, herders’ ability to continue their traditional livelihoods hangs in the balance.
  • 24 June, 2020

    Shifting the Conversation on Remedy: Reflections on the 2020 OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    By Accountability Counsel
    Speaking at the 2020 OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, Accountability Counsel’s Stephanie Amoako discussed the changes needed to effectively provide remedy to communities harmed by corporate activity or international investments.
  • 15 June, 2020

    Taking stock of DFC’s early months

    By Adva Saldinger, Devex
    The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation has been officially operating for about six months, and while it has met some goals, other early actions have raised questions about how the agency is delivering on its development mandate and living up to its required transparency and accountability standards.

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