Our lawyers assist communities 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. In doing so, we have supported communities to prevent abuses in Mexico, compelled redesign of a project in Papua New Guinea, and reached a historic agreement to mitigate the impacts of a large mine in Mongolia.

Our Communities lawyers work from three continents to support communities. Our teams in South Asia, Africa, and our San Francisco-based Global Communities team, in cooperation with partner organizations, conduct trainings, assist in complaint preparation and filing, and accompany communities through all aspects of a complaint process.  Our Communities teams work closely with our Policy and Research teams and regional allies to advance accountability.

We invite you to explore the stories of our cases below. Please note that we do not publish any information for our cases where there is a security risks to our client communities.

Where We Work