• 21 January 2014

    OPIC’s Fueling of Human Rights Disasters in Liberia

    By Accountability Counsel
    Accountability Counsel supported Liberian farmers, charcoalers, and workers in their efforts to hold the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) accountable for funding a biomass company that caused serious human rights, labor, and environmental abuses, including sexual abuses by company employees of local women.
  • 18 December 2013

    Dare to Demand Justice: Natalie Bridgeman Fields at TEDxCornellU

    By TEDx Talks
    When governments and corporations abuse their power at the expense of vulnerable communities, what can these communities do to level the playing field and demand justice? Natalie Bridgeman Fields has spent the past 15 years as an international human rights and environmental attorney, where she has successfully supported communities to defend their rights. Natalie presents three insights used in her work as Executive Director of Accountability Counsel: people in power aren’t always the most informed, the rules of the game matter, and organizing can level the playing field. Natalie’s compelling story shares how these insights can and do change the world.
  • 13 September 2012

    Mongolia’s Changing Landscape

    By the New York Times
    While gold and copper mining have made Mongolia the world’s fastest-growing economy, they have also created some health and environmental problems in boom towns throughout the Gobi Desert. In this video, The New York Times reports on nomadic herding communities in Mongolia that have been affected by Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi mine project.
  • 5 July 2012

    Earthquake Relief Where Haiti Wasn’t Broken

    By the New York Times
    The showcase project for Haiti’s earthquake reconstruction is being built far outside the disaster zone, in a location that could jeopardize the country’s key conservation effort.
  • 6 April 2010

    Indigenous Communities in Peru Complain to World Bank about Maple Oil Project

    By Accountability Counsel & International Accountability Project
    Accountability Counsel worked to support the Shipibo Indigenous communities of Canaán de Cachiyacu and Nuevo Sucre in the Peruvian Amazon in their struggle to hold Maple Energy and its investors accountable for the harmful impacts of Maple’s oil operations on their land. The communities suffered seven oil spills between 2009 – 2012, leading to severe human rights and environmental abuses, including use of forced labor in one of the villages to clean up an oil spill.