Corporate accountability

Corporate accountability

Human rights defenders play a critical role in identifying, preventing, mitigating and ensuring accountability for corporate human rights abuses. Despite this, around the world, there are increasing reports of human rights defenders who advocate for corporate accountability — whether in relation to labour rights, land rights, Indigenous rights or otherwise — being the subject of attacks, threats and harassment, including judicial harassment.

Our work with human rights defenders who advocate on business and human rights issues strengthens and builds their capacity to seek corporate accountability for human rights abuses. Our work also ensures that such defenders are adequately protected from intimidation and harassment, attacks and restrictions associated with their work.

Read more about our impact and vision in supporting corporate accountability activists.