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EarthRights International: Thailand/United States EarthRights International advocates for the protection of the environment and human rights through documentation, activism, litigation, education and advocacy. Their calls to action highlight the impact of business activity on the environment and human rights globally.
Habitat International Coalition: Mexico Habitat International Coalition is an international non-profit organization that aims to protect the human right to adequate housing through campaigns, international advocacy, community-building, and fact-finding. Their calls to action focus on the struggle for land rights and housing and the interaction of these struggles with business operations.
India Committee of the Netherlands: Netherlands/India The India Committee of the Netherlands advocates internationally for the rights of marginalized groups in India. Their calls of action often include petitions to end child labor and/or support those affected by business activity.
Center for Constitutional Rights: United States “The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Their work has been instrumental in the effort to promote private military contractor accountability, as highlighted in the In Focus section.
Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo: Colombia [In Spanish]
Amnesty International “Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.” Many of its campaigns and calls to action draw attention to the human rights issues raised by business activity.
Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB) : Brazil [In Portugese]
Human Rights Watch: United States Human Rights Watch is an international organization “dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, [it] give[s] voice to the oppressed and hold[s] oppressors accountable for their crimes.” Many of the organization’s reports and calls to action focus on the diverse rights-based impacts of business activity.
Proyecto de Derechos Económicos Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC): Mexico [In Spanish]
Coalition of Immokalee Workers: United States The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a “community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida.” Their campaigns focus on labor rights and on “socially responsible purchasing in the corporate food industry.”
FoodFirst Information and Action Network – FIAN “FIAN is an international human rights organization that has advocated for the realization of the right to food for more than 20 years. FIAN consists of national sections and individual members in over 50 countries around the world.” Their calls to action focus on issues related to land and food.
Friends of the Earth International Friends of the Earth International is a network of grassroots environmental organizations from every continent. Their calls to action feature immediate and long-term calls to address problematic business activities, among other issues.
Oxfam International “Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.” Their calls to action address a wide range of issues that often implicate business activity.
Corporate Accountability International: United States “Corporate Accountability International has been waging winning campaigns to challenge corporate abuse for more than 30 years. We were there at the beginning of this movement to demand direct corporate accountability to public interests and have been at its forefront ever since.” The organization provides individuals with the opportunity to directly challenge harmful corporate action.
National Economic & Social Rights Initiative: United States The National Economic & Social Rights Initiative builds social movements to address economic and social rights. Their calls to action have addressed the impact of business activity on the rights to work, education, health and housing.
Great Basin Resource Watch: United States The Great Basin Resource Watch is a non-profit organization in Nevada that has closely monitored the impact of mining and nuclear activities on the environment and Native American populations. Their calls to action highlight some of the human rights issues faced by the Western Shoshone, as featured in the In Focus section.
Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior: Hong Kong/China Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior is an organization of students and scholars that advocates for the rights of workers in manufacturing plants in China. Their calls to action draw attention to current situations of abuse within the manufacturing industry in China.
European Coalition for Corporate Justice, Belgium “The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) promotes corporate accountability (CA) by bringing together national platforms of civil society organizations (CSOs) including NGOs, trade unions, consumer advocacy groups and academic institutions from all over Europe.” Its calls to action encourage people to “hold companies operating in the EU legally accountable for any harm they cause to people and the environment around the world. They must disclose accurate information about their activities.”