We at Accountability Counsel are committed to working in an interdisciplinary and intersectional movement for justice.
This means continuing to collaborate closely with those in the environmental, human rights, labor, and development justice fields. This also means standing up with immigrant rights activists, criminal justice advocates, LGBTQI+ activists and others who work on issues that may not be transboundary in nature.
As part of this commitment, we initiated a Good Ally program, inspired by our participation in a January 2017 conference in San Francisco, where 1,200 lawyers gathered to strategize how – tactically – we can be good allies to communities threatened as a result of repressive federal policies in the United States.
Accountability Counsel encourages our staff to take action to protect the rights of allied communities, and the environment up to 40 working hours a year. This may include working on issue where our team is moved to immediate, local action outside of their job duties.