Accountability Counsel’s US Implementation Efforts with ICAR

Accountability has actively advocated for the US government to fully implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

In 2013, Accountability Counsel, in coalition with the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), submitted two letters, one addressed to President Obama and the another addressed to Secretary Kerry, regarding the need for greater implementation of the UNGPs.

In 2016, we were extensively engaged during the US National Action Plan development process. Our written submissions advocated for a stronger US accountability framework for providing remedy for harms caused by businesses and corporations. The US released its first National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct in December 2016. An assessment of the National Action Plan, based on the recommendations in our submissions, can be found here.