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.


  • 17 February, 2024

    AIIB must give local communities a voice in development projects

    By Radhika Goyal, Accountability Counsel
    Despite the perception of multilateral development banks as forces of good, the evidence shows that they do actually cause harm.
  • 13 February, 2024

    Welcoming Accountability Counsel’s new Executive Director

    By Accountability Counsel
    It is with great pleasure and excitement that we share with you that, after an exhaustive search, Margaux Day has been appointed Accountability Counsel’s next Executive Director.
  • 11 February, 2024

    Rio Tinto wrangles investors over water contamination claims

    By Melanie Burton, Reuters
    Civil society group Accountability Counsel, which works with Mongolian herders, told Reuters that some livestock became ill and died after mine operations began, which herders blame on worsening water quality.
  • 5 February, 2024

    Charting the path of every single complaint

    By Megumi Tsutsui, Accountability Counsel
    To understand how the system of independent accountability mechanisms is working for those who engage their services, we mapped out the path of every single complaint. Our analysis reveals huge barriers to entry, but also high likelihood of affirmation of the complaint if it reaches the compliance investigation or dispute resolution phase.
  • 25 January, 2024

    EBRD under pressure over human rights complaints

    By Rob Merrick, Devex
    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is under pressure to improve protections for workers, citizens, and the environment when investing in countries with questionable human rights records.

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