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Lawyers Directory

This international directory of lawyers working on cases of human rights abuse involving companies aims to help victims of abuse find legal assistance in a range of countries – including countries where victims are located and countries where companies are based. It also aims to help lawyers learn about their peers working on business & human rights cases, in their own countries and further afield.

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Africa

Lawyers in Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania

Asia & Pacific

Lawyers in Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea and Thailand

Europe

Lawyers in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland and UK

Latin America

Lawyers in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru

Middle East & North Africa

Lawyers in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

North America

Lawyers in Canada and USA

AFRICA


🇨🇮 CÔTE D'IVOIRE


Les OSCARS Société Civile Professionnelle d'Avocats

🌍 Abidjan Cocody boulevard de France, Immeuble Charlemagne RDC Appt no.1, +225 22446708
⚖️ Civil law; Labour law; Business law ; Administrative law; Mediation and Criminal law
💼️ Impacts of manganese mining on local communities
👥 Geneviève Diallo Sissoko, [email protected], +225 05921296 / +225 49050325

🇨🇩 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO


Afrewatch

🌍 Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo, +243 818577577 / 858255718
⚖️ Displacement; Land rights; Environnment; Access to water
💼️ Anvil Mining lawsuit (re Dem.Rep. of Congo)
👥 Emmanuel Umpula Nkumba, [email protected]; afrewatch[email protected]
💻 www.afrewatch.org

Association Africaine de Défense des Droits de l'Homme (ASADHO)

🌍 Dem. Rep. of Congo, +243 811 729 908
⚖️ Environment; Health
💼️ Anvil Mining lawsuit (re Dem.Rep. of Congo)
👥 Jean Claude Katende, [email protected]
💻 blog.asadho.org

Centre pour la Justice et la Réconciliation (CJR)

🌍 Lubumbashi, Dem. Rep. of Congo, +243 818 153 407
⚖️ Environment; Health; Beatings & violence
💼️ Complaint against mining companies (re pollution & health impacts)
👥 Freddy Kitoko Nyembo, [email protected]

🇬🇳 GUINEA


Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous (MDT)

🌍 Conakry (+224 622 334 619/+224 669 648 622); Kankan (+224 664 33 58 53/664 57 27 57/655 97 40 60) & N'Zérékoré (+224 64 37 51 36), Guinea
⚖️ Arbitrary detention; Displacement; Environnement; Land rights;
💼️ Lawsuit against Société Minière de Dinguiraye (re alleged damages of gold mining); Lawsuit before ECOWAS Court (re alleged diplacements & acts of violence by Société guinéenne de palmier à huile et d'hévéa (SOGUIPAH))
👥 Foromo Frédéric Loua, [email protected]; Mamadou Alpha Mariam Diallo, [email protected]; Pépé Antoine Lama, [email protected]
💻 http://www.worldcoalition.org/fr/Mmes-droits-pour-tous-MDT.html

🇳🇬 NIGERIA


Environmental Rights Action / Friends of the Earth Nigeria

🌍 Benin City, Nigeria, +234 8023649890; 8059402385
⚖️ Environment (national & trans-national experiences); Health
💼️ Gas flaring lawsuit (re oil companies in Nigeria); Shell lawsuit (re oil pollution in Nigeria)
👥 Prince CHIMA Williams Esq., [email protected]

LawEdge Enviro-Advocacy Project

🌍 Nigeria, +2348037235955
⚖️ Environment law - gas flaring, oil pollution, granite mining pollution
💼️ Gas flaring lawsuit (re oil companies in Nigeria)
👥 George Ogara, [email protected]; Emeka Eze; Christie Omeke; Godrey Okonkwo; Charles Menkiti

🇿🇦 SOUTH AFRICA


Abrahams Kiewitz Inc.

🌍 Cape Town, So. Africa, +27 21 914 4842
⚖️ Land rights; Right to food
💼️ Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa);Gold miner silicosis litigation (re So. Africa); Class action against bread companies (re alleged price fixing)
👥 Charles Abrahams, [email protected]

Centre for Applied Legal Studies

🌍 Johannesburg, So. Africa, +27 11 717 8600
⚖️ Environment; Housing; Access to water; Gender discrimination; Access to information; Financial institutions
👥 Lisa Chamberlain, [email protected]; Prof Bonita Meyersfeld, [email protected]; Nomonde Nyembe, [email protected]
💻 https://www.wits.ac.za/cals/

Keerom Street Chambers

🌍 Cape Town, So. Africa, + 27 21 424 9695
⚖️ Discrimination
💼️ South African Airways lawsuit (re HIV discrimination)
👥 Anton Katz
💻 [email protected]

Richard Spoor Inc. Attorneys

🌍 Johannesburg. So. Africa, +011 482 6081
⚖️  Health
💼️ Gold miner silicosis litigation (re So. Africa)
👥 Richard Spoor, [email protected]
💻 http://goldminersilicosis.co.za/

🇹🇿 TANZANIA


Legal & Human Rights Centre

🌍 Dar es Salaam (+255 22 2773038/48) & Arusha (+255 27 2544187), Tanzania
⚖️ Environment; Land rights; Labour; Discrimination
💼️ Vilima Vitatu lawsuit (re land rights); African Barrick Gold lawsuit (re Tanzania)
👥 Flaviana Charles, [email protected]; George Masud, [email protected]; Shilinde Ngalula, [email protected]
💻 https://www.humanrights.or.tz/

ASIA & PACIFIC


🇦🇺 AUSTRALIA


Donald K. Anton

🌍 Griffith University Law School, Nathan, Queensland, Australia, +61 424 164 426
⚖️ Environment; Law of the Sea
💼️ Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa); Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)
👥 Donald Anton, [email protected]

Human Rights Law Centre

🌍 Melbourne, Australia, +61 (03) 8636 4450
⚖️ General business & human rights; International human rights law; Constitutional law; Civil litigation
💼️ OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Specific Instance – G4S Australia Pty Ltd
👥 Keren Adams, [email protected]
💻 https://www.hrlc.org.au/

Kristen Roy

🌍 Sydney, Australia
⚖️ Environment; Access to justice; Class action; Personal injury law; General business & human rights; International human rights law; Civil litigation
💼️ Trafigura lawsuits (re Côte d’Ivoire)Shell lawsuit (re oil spills & Bodo community in Nigeria)Vedanta Resources lawsuit (re water contamination, Zambia); Sanda v PTTEP (Montara oil spill in West Timor)
👥 Kristen Roy, [email protected]

🇰🇭 CAMBODIA


AMRIN Law and Consultants Group

🌍 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 71 23 71
⚖️ International human rights; Criminology; Fair trial rights
👥 Piseth Duch, [email protected]; Sam Oeun Sok, [email protected]

BBC Law Firm

🌍 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 606 101
⚖️ human rights; international human rights; criminal law; fair trial rights
💼️ human rights defenders' cases
👥 Sokong Sam, [email protected]; [email protected]

Center for Alliance of Labor & Human Rights

🌍 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 93 556 603
⚖️ Labour law; human rights law; criminal law
💼️ Union leaders and labour activists
👥 Sunrith Ham, [email protected] ; Sambo Chhen, [email protected] or [email protected]
💻 https://www.central-cambodia.org/

Daun Penh Law Firm

🌍 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 680 233
⚖️ Criminal law; human rights law; fair trial rights
💼️ Environmental activists and human rights defenders
👥 Chamroern Sam, [email protected]
💻 http://www.daunpenhlawfirm.com/

Khmer Apsara Law Firm

🌍 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 48 35 46
⚖️ Human rights; business; fair trial rights; rights to fundamental freedoms
💼️ The Equitable Cambodia’s defamation case
👥 Bunthoeun Suon, [email protected]
💻 http://www.apsaralaw.com/

Rights & Business Law Office

🌍 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 890 289
⚖️ Criminal law; international human rights; business and human rights; indigenous rights; land law
💼️ Communities’ land cases 
👥 Sophorn Sek, [email protected]; [email protected]
💻 https://www.rightsbusinesslaw.com/

Samreth Law Group

🌍 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 23 99 69 58
⚖️ Environment; Land rights; Labour
💼️ Complaints against development company (re land & indigenous people); Lawsuit against Sinohydro (re impact of dam)
👥 Ith Mathoura, [email protected]; Ly Ping, [email protected]; Hong Chansokha, [email protected]
💻 http://www.samrethlawgroup.com/

Solidarity Center

🌍 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, , +855 23 881 202
⚖️ Labor law; criminal law; human rights rights
💼️ Union leaders
👥 Sambath Hong, [email protected]; Bon Heng, [email protected]
💻 https://www.solidaritycenter.org/

🇨🇳 CHINA


ACTogether

🌍 Guangzhou, China, +86 27 34179797
⚖️ Discrimination
💼️ Lawsuit against company (re pregnancy discrimination)
👥 Guo Bin, [email protected]
💻 http://www.actcn.org/

🇮🇳 INDIA


Human Rights Law Network

🌍 New Delhi, India +91-11-24374501
⚖️ Public interest litigation; Labour rights; Anti-trafficking; Environment
👥 Colin Gonsalves, Harsh Dobhal, Sanjai Sharma, [email protected]
💻 https://hrln.org/

Jananeethi

🌍 Kerala, India 
⚖️ Public interest litigation; Equality; Anti-trafficking; Environment; Consumer Protection; Right to Information; Right to Service 
👥 Adv.George Pulikuthiyil, [email protected]; Adv.P.Sunilkumar, [email protected]; Adv.C.P.Maya, [email protected]
💻 http://www.jananeethi.org/

🇮🇩 INDONESIA


"Erik" - Desriko Malayu Putra

🌍 Jakarta, Indonesia
⚖️ Private Law, Civil Law, Adminitrative, Human Rights, etc
👥 Desriko, [email protected][email protected]
💻 www.pbhi.or.id

LBH Jakarta (Jakarta Legal Aid Institute)

🌍 Jakarta, Indonesia, +62 21 31 45 518
⚖️ Freedom of Expression; Privacy; Unfair trial; Access to water
👥 Febi Yonesta, [email protected]; [email protected]
💻 https://bantuanhukum.or.id/

Legal Aid Center for the Press (LBH Pers)

🌍 Indonesia, +62 821-4688-8873
⚖️ Indonesia Media/Press Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Court and Human Rights
💼️ Internet shutdown lawsuit, other strategic litigation regarding freedom of expression and the press
👥 Ade Wahyudin, [email protected]
💻 www.lbhpers.org

🇲🇾 MALAYSIA


Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee

🌍 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, +603 2050 2099, Officer in charge: Ms. Shegi [email protected]
⚖️ Public interest environmental law, constitutional law, administrative law, human rights
💼️ No ongoing cases at the moment.
👥  i) Saha Deva ([email protected]), Co-Chairperson ii) Jia Yaw, Co-Chairperson iii) Roger Chan ([email protected]) Deputy Chairperson
💻 www.malaysianbar.org.my/environment_and_climate_change/

🇲🇲 MYANMAR


Legal Clinic Myanmar

🌍 Yangon, +95 (0)9 450048660, +95 (0)9-33376993, +95 (0)9-33376994; Rakhine, +95 (0)9 250883064; Kachin, +95 (0)9-254278326; Meik Hti Lar, +95 (0)-450542182; Pya Pone, +95 (0)-421747308; Mandalay, +95 (0)9-43100734
⚖️ Human trafficking; Children; Labour; Torture; Migrant women; Beatings & violence
👥 Click here for detailed contact list

Dawei Probono Lawyer Network

🌍 Dawei City, Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar, +95 -9 450 990 238
⚖️ Land rights; Access to water; Environment
💼️ Myanmar Pongpipat lawsuit (re environmental & health impact of Heinda tin mine)
👥 Daw Aye Mon Thu, [email protected]; Daw Tin Tin Thet, [email protected]; Daw Naw Pa Saw Phaw, Daw Mi Mi Soe; [email protected]
💻 https://www.facebook.com/daweilawyers/?fref=ts

🇵🇭 PHILIPPINES


ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (ELAC)

🌍 Puerto Princesa City, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
⚖️ Environment; Human Rights
💼 Mining, coal, monocrop plantations, infrastructure, forestry, fisheries
👥 Grizelda Mayo Anda, [email protected]; Raffy Pajares, [email protected]; Regina Bella Dioso, [email protected]; Jansen Jontila, [email protected]; Julius Concepcion, [email protected]
💻 www.elacphilippines.org

IDEALS

🌍 Quezon City, Philippines, +63-2-436547 
⚖️ Business & Human Rights, Tax, International Trade, & Labor
👥 Antonio Salvador, Melissa Jane Comafay, [email protected]

SALIGAN

🌍 Quezon City, Philippines, +632 4266001 loc. 4858-4860
⚖️ Land rights; Labour; Environment
💼️ Aerial spraying ban lawsuit (re banana companies in Philippines)
👥 Marie Hazel E. Lavitoria, [email protected]; [email protected]
💻 https://saligan.org/

🇰🇷 SOUTH KOREA


GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation

🌍 3F, 29-6, Changdeokgung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03058, Rep. of Korea (Tel: 82-2-3675-7740)
⚖️ Women and children, Persons with disabilities, Migrants and refugees, Poverty and welfare, Precarious workers, Public interest law in general, LGBTIQ, Transnational human rights, Legal education and training
💼️ Constitutional appeal on the statute criminalizing abortion (2019), Proposal and subsequent enactment of Refugee law (2009-2012), Compensation claim suit against the government in salt farm slave case (2018), Submitted petition to UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights on Lao Dam Disaster (Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy saddle dam collapse)
👥  Please kindly understand that we do not provide individual contact information on our lawyers. Please direct your requests to our official email address ([email protected]), and the case will be referred to the lawyer member best suited to handle such cases.
💻 https://www.kpil.org

🇹🇭 THAILAND


Community Resource Centre

🌍 Bangkok, Thailand, +66 817 725 843
⚖️ Environment; Indigenous peoples; Health
💼️ Lawsuit against Electric Generating Authority of Thailand (re purchase of electricity from Xayaburi dam in Laos)
👥 Sor Rattanamanee Polkla, [email protected]; [email protected]
💻 http://crcthai.blogspot.com/

EUROPE


🇧🇪 BELGIUM


Avocats Sans Frontières/Advocaten Zonder Grenzen

🌍 Brussels, Belgium (with offices & projects worldwide, including: DRC, Tunisia, Burundi, Uganda, Morocco, Chad, Nepal, Myanmar), +32 2 223 36 54
⚖️ Economic, social & cultural rights; international crimes; torture; displacement; sexual & gender-based violence; legal empowerment; access to information;  land rights & environment
💼️ Lawsuit against Tunisian companies over wrongful dismissal of workers; Logging & human rights abuses in DRC
👥 Elisa Novic, [email protected]
💻 https://www.asf.be/

🇫🇷 FRANCE


Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme (FIDH)

🌍 Paris, France, +33 1 40 62 99 60
⚖️ Complicity; Torture & ill-treatment; security issues & conflict zones; French due diligence law; climate litigation
💼️ Amesys lawsuit (re Libya); Qosmos lawsuit (re Syria); Nexa lawsuit (re Egypt); BNP lawsuit (re Sudan); Suez due diligence lawsuit (re Chili)
👥 Clémence Bectarte, [email protected]
💻 https://www.fidh.org/fr

Sherpa

🌍 Paris, France, +33 1 42 21 33 25
⚖️ Labour; Supply Chain; Complicity; Security issues & conflict zones; 
💼️ Auchan lawsuit (re garment factories in Bangladesh); COMILOG lawsuit (re Gabon); DLH lawsuit (re Liberian civil war); Arvea lawsuit (re Niger worker's death due to lung cancer); Samsung lawsuit (re forced labour in Chinese factories)
👥 Sandra Cossart, [email protected]; William Bourdon (Bourdon & Forestier), [email protected]
💻 www.asso-sherpa.org

🇩🇪 GERMANY


European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

🌍 Berlin, Germany, +49 (0)30 400 485 90
⚖️ Labour; Complicity; Privacy; Torture & ill-treatment
💼️ Danzer Group lawsuit (re Dem. Rep. of Congo); Lidl lawsuit (re working conditions in Bangladesh); Nestlé lawsuit (re Colombia); Gama criminal complaint (re spy software in Bahrain)
👥 Wolfgang Kalek, [email protected]; Annelen Micus, [email protected]; Miriam Saage-Maaß, [email protected]
💻 https://www.ecchr.eu/

🇮🇪 IRELAND


Global Legal Action Network 

🌍 Galway, Ireland; London, UK; +4447521203427
⚖️ Supply chains; Environmental & economic justice; War & occupation; Migration & border violence; Complicity; Torture & ill-treatment
💼️ Uzbek forced labour cotton lawsuitDutch Shipping company criminal complaint (re use of forced labour)
👥 Gearóid Ó Cuinn, [email protected]; Gerry Liston, [email protected]; Dearbhla Minogue, [email protected]; Valentina Azarova; [email protected]
💻 https://www.glanlaw.org/

🇮🇹 ITALY


Studio Legale Bona Oliva e Associati  

🌍  Turin, Italy +390115111005
⚖️ Personal Injury, Fatal Accidents & Human Rights Litigation
💼️ KiK lawsuit (re Baldia textile factory fire in Pakistan) (2012), Costa Concordia shipwreck (2012), Air France 447 Rio de Janeiro-Paris (2009), ThyssenKrupp Turin plant fire (2007), Viareggio train disaster (2009)
👥 Marco Bona, [email protected] ; Giulia Oberto [email protected]
💻 www.mbolaw.it

🇳🇱 NETHERLANDS


Climate Counsel

🌍 the Hague, Netherlands & London, UK, +44 (0)7484822740
⚖️ Ecocide, Intl. Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law
👥 Richard J Rogers, [email protected]
💻 https://www.climatecounsel.org/

Greenpeace International

🌍 Amsterdam, Netherlands, +31 20 718 2000
⚖️ Environment; Climate change; Access to information; Complaint mechanisms; Complicity; Divestment; Freedom of expression; Project financing; Protests; Shareholder activism; Supply chain
💼️ Trafigura lawsuits (re Cote d'Ivoire)
👥 Jasper Teulings, [email protected]; Kristin Casper, [email protected]; Daniel Simons, [email protected]
💻 https://www.greenpeace.org/nl/

Prakken d’Oliveira

🌍 Amsterdam, Netherlands, +31 20 344 62 00
⚖️ Complicity; Environment; Access to water; Health
💼️ Shell lawsuit (re oil pollution in Nigeria)
👥 Channa Samkalden, [email protected]; Liesbeth Zegveld, [email protected]
💻 https://www.prakkendoliveira.nl/en/home/

🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND


TRIAL : Track Impunity Always

🌍 Geneva, Switzerland, +41 22 321 61 10
⚖️ Complicity; Security issues & conflict zones
💼️ Argor-Heraeus investigation (re Dem. Rep. of Congo); Caterpillar lawsuit (re alleged participation in destruction of Palestinians' houses by Israeli Defense Forces)
👥 Benedict de Moerloose, [email protected]
💻 https://trialinternational.org/

🇬🇧 UNITED KINGDOM


Brick Court Chambers

🌍 London, UK, +44 20 7379 3550
⚖️ General Business and Human Rights; Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence; Public International Law; Public Law; Corporate Law
💼️ Vedanta v Lungowe; Okpabi v Shell
👥 Robert McCorquodale, [email protected]; Tim Johnston, [email protected]; Paul Bowen, [email protected]
💻 https://www.brickcourt.co.uk

ClientEarth

🌍 London, UK (and other countries worldwide), +44 (0)20 7749 5970
⚖️ Environment; Climate change; Access to information; Complaint mechanisms; Shareholder activism; Corporate reporting
👥 Sophie Marjanac, [email protected]; Johnny White, [email protected]
💻 https://www.clientearth.org/

Climate Counsel

🌍 London, UK & the Hague, Netherlands, +44 (0)7484822740
⚖️ Ecocide, Intl. Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law
👥 Richard J Rogers, [email protected]
💻 https://www.climatecounsel.org/

Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors

🌍 London, UK, +44 207 407 0007
⚖️ Beatings & violence; Environment; Health; Housing; Human trafficking; Privacy; Security issues & conflict zones; Torture
💼️ Lawsuit against BP (re complicity kidnap & torture of trade unionist in Colombia); OECD complaint against Formula 1 race organisers (re human rights impact in Bahrain)
👥 Daniel Carey, [email protected]; Adam Hundt, [email protected]; Sue Willman, [email protected]; Zubier Yazdani, [email protected]
💻 https://dpglaw.co.uk/

Doughty Street Chambers

🌍 London, UK, +44 20 7404 1313
⚖️ Displacement; Environment; Health; Illness; Deaths; General Business and Human Rights; OECD Guidelines complaints; Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence
💼️ Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia); Shell lawsuit (re oil spills & Bodo community in Nigeria); Trafigura lawsuits (re Côte d’Ivoire)
👥 Tim Cooke-Hurle, [email protected]; Elise Groulx Diggs, Associate Tenant, [email protected]; Krishnendu Mukherjee, [email protected]  
💻 https://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/

Global Diligence

🌍 London, UK, +44 7484 822 740  
⚖️ Land rights; Complicity; Human rights impact assessments & stakeholder engagement in complex environments
💼️ Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia); ICC complaint against ruling elite (re Cambodia land grabbing)
👥 Richard Rogers, [email protected]
💻 https://www.globaldiligence.com/

Global Legal Action Network

🌍 Galway, Ireland; London, UK; +4447521203427
⚖️ Supply chains; Environmental & economic justice; War & occupation; Migration & border violence; Complicity; Torture & ill-treatment
💼️ Uzbek forced labour cotton lawsuitDutch Shipping company criminal complaint (re use of forced labour)
👥 Gearóid Ó Cuinn, [email protected]; Gerry Liston, [email protected]; Dearbhla Minogue, [email protected]; Valentina Azarova; [email protected]
💻 https://www.glanlaw.org/

Global Rights Compliance

🌍 London, UK, +44 7767 326 881 & +33 6 77 51 82 35
⚖️ International criminal law; Environmental law; Security issues & conflict zones
💼️ Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia)
👥 Wayne Jordash, [email protected]
💻 https://www.globalrightscompliance.com/

Hausfeld

🌍 London, UK, +44 207 665 5000 & Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 540 7200
⚖️ Discrimination; Environnment; Health; Deaths; Illness; Injuries; Security issues & conflict zones; Forced labour
💼️ Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa); Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal)
👥 Ingrid Gubbay (UK), [email protected], Michael Hausfeld (USA), [email protected]
💻 http://www.hausfeld.com/

See also contact in the North America section

Leigh Day

🌍 London, UK, +44 20 7650 1200
⚖️ Complicity; Injuries; Killings; Access to water; Environment; Security issues & conflict; Beatings & violence; Denial of freedom of movement; Intimidation & threats; Protests; Rape & sexual abuse; Torture & ill-treatment; Health; Illness
💼️ African Barrick Gold lawsuit (re Tanzania); BP lawsuit (re Colombia); Cape/Gencor lawsuits (re So. Africa)Monterrico Metals lawsuit (re Peru); Shell lawsuit (re oil spills & Bodo community in Nigeria), Trafigura lawsuits (re Cote d'Ivoire)
👥 Martyn Day, [email protected]; Daniel Leader, [email protected]; Sapna Malik, [email protected]; Gene Matthews, [email protected]; Richard Meeran, [email protected]; Oliver Holland, [email protected]
💻 https://www.leighday.co.uk/

Matrix Chambers

🌍 London, UK, +44 20 7404 3447
⚖️ Complicity; Access to water; Environment; Security issues & conflict zones; Health
💼️ BP lawsuit (re Colombia); Shell lawsuit (re oil pollution in Nigeria)
👥 Richard Hermer, [email protected]; Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh, [email protected]
💻 https://www.matrixlaw.co.uk/

PGMBM

🌍 London, UK, +44 3330 155 900
⚖️ Transnational litigation & group litigation/arbitration in business & human rights; Environment; Private international law; Consumer law & data protection; Competition law
💼️ BHP & Vale lawsuit (re dam collapse in Brazil, filed in the UK); TÜV SÜD civil lawsuit (re Brumadinho dam collapse filed in Germany)
👥 Pedro Henrique C. A. Martins, [email protected]
💻 www.pgmbm.com

LATIN AMERICA


Latin America (general)


Environmental Defender Law Center

🌍 Brazil; USA (see also listing under North America)
⚖️ Environment; Land rights
💼️ Boliden lawsuit (re Chile)
👥 Fernanda Venzon, [email protected]
💻 https://edlc.org/

🇦🇷 ARGENTINA


Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)

🌍 Buenos Aires, Argentina, +5411 4334 4200
⚖️ Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Criminal Justice & Security, Social Protest, Migrants rights, and Drug Policy
💼️ Investigation and lawsuits re companies and military dictatorship
👥 Diego Morales, [email protected]
💻 https://www.cels.org.ar/web/

Estudio Lozano Casiraghi Buggiani

🌍 Buenos Aires, Argentina, +5411 4953 0649
⚖️ Labour law; Land rights; Inter-American system
👥 Federico Casiraghi, [email protected]

Estudio Ojea Quintana

🌍 Buenos Aires, Argentina, +5411 4371 1713
⚖️ Labour rights; Civil & criminal law; Human rights law
💼️ Ford lawsuit (re Argentina)
👥 Tomás Ojea Quintana, [email protected]

Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)

🌍 Buenos Aires, Argentina, +5411 4865 1707
⚖️ Environmental law (access to information, participation, environmental damage) in varied issues such as: watershed management and pollution, extractive activities, biodiversity protection, climate and energy 
💼️ Matanza Riachuelo lawsuit (re Argentina)
👥 [email protected]
💻 https://farn.org.ar/

🇧🇴 BOLIVIA


CEDLA

🌍 La Paz, Bolivia, +591 79153605
⚖️ Labour law; Land rights; Indigenous peoples’ rights; Inter-American system
💼️ Indigenous peoples affected by dam & road constructionsin the Amazon region
👥 Rubén Pinto Vargas, [email protected]
💻 https://cedla.org/

FOBOMADE

🌍 La Paz, Bolivia, +591 2315059
⚖️ Labour law; Land rights; Indigenous peoples’ rights; Environmental rights
👥 Rubén Pinto Vargas, [email protected][email protected]
💻 http://fobomade.org.bo/

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

🌍 Cochabamba, Bolivia
⚖️ Environmental law, Fracking
👥 Ariel Pérez Castellón, [email protected]
💻 https://aida-americas.org/

[see also entries for Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru]

🇧🇷 BRAZIL


Conectas

🌍 São Paulo, Brazil, +55 11 3884 7440
⚖️ Human rights & financial institutions; Forced labour; Modern slavery
👥 Caio Borges, [email protected]
💻 https://www.conectas.org/en

Justiça nos Trilhos

🌍 Açailândia, Maranhão, Brazil, +55 99 35380901
⚖️ Environment; Land Rights; Indigenous peoples
💼️ Lawsuits against Vale, associated companies & state actors over abuses associated with the Carajás mining project in Brazil's Amazon region
👥 Danilo Chammas, [email protected]
💻 https://justicanostrilhos.org/

🇨🇱 CHILE


Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

🌍 Santiago, Chile
⚖️ Environmental law, international financial institutions
👥 Florencia Ortúzar, [email protected]
💻 https://aida-americas.org/

[see also entries for Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru]

Observatorio Ciudadano

🌍 Santiago de Chile, Chile, +56 (45) 2213963
⚖️ Labour law; Land rights; Inter-American system
💼️ Indigenous peoples affected by dam & road constructionsin the Amazon region
👥 José Aylwin, [email protected]; Felipe Guerra, [email protected]
💻 https://observatorio.cl/

🇨🇴 COLOMBIA


Alirio Uribe Muñoz

🌍 Bogotá, Colombia, +57 312 587 49 58, +57 382 44 84
⚖️ Criminal law; Labour rights; Human rights
👥 Alirio Uribe Muñoz, [email protected]

Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo - CAJAR

🌍 Calle 16 No. 6-66 Piso 25, Bogota, Colombia, +57 1 7421313 / +57 3143750761 / +57 312 5874958
⚖️ Human rights law; economic, social and cultural rights; peace and armed conflict
👥 Luis Carlos Montenegro Almeida, [email protected]; Rosa María Mateus Parra, [email protected]; Alirio Uribe Muñoz, [email protected]
💻 https://www.colectivodeabogados.org/

Dejusticia

🌍 Bogotá, Colombia, +571 6083605
⚖️ Indigenous peoples; Environment
👥 Carlos Andrés Baquero Díaz, [email protected]
💻 https://www.dejusticia.org/

Francisco Ramirez

🌍 Bogotá, Colombia, +57 317 3478695 / +57 3505362
⚖️ International law; Labour rights; Human rights
👥 Francisco Ramirez Cuellar, [email protected]
💻 https://corpotratierra.org/noticias/

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

🌍 Bogota, Colombia, +57 1 232 4246
⚖️ Environmental law, Human rights law
👥 Carlos Lozano Acosta,  [email protected]; Héctor Herrera Santoyo, [email protected]
💻 https://aida-americas.org/

[see also entries for Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru]

🇨🇷 COSTA RICA


Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

🌍 San José, +506 2283 7080
⚖️ Environmental law, Marine protection
👥 Haydée Rodríguez: [email protected]; Gladys Martínez, [email protected]
💻 https://aida-americas.org/

[see also entries for Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru]

🇪🇨 ECUADOR


Fromboliere Abogados

🌍 Quito, Ecuador, +593 0993977811
⚖️ Environment; Human rights
💼️ Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)
👥 Pablo Fajardo Mendoza, [email protected]

Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

🌍 Quito, Ecuador, +593 2 2991700 ext. 1427
⚖️ Environment; Human rights
💼️ Lawsuit by Kichwa indigenous people of Sarayaku against Ecuador (re oil concession)
👥 Mario Melo Cevallos, [email protected]
💻 https://www.puce.edu.ec/centros-de-investigacion.php#

🇭🇳 HONDURAS


Red de Abogadas Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (Network of Women Human Rights Lawyers and Defenders)

🌍 Choluteca, Honduras, +504 2780-0654
⚖️ Human rights; Gender & sexual violence; Economic, social & cultural rights; Criminal law
💼️ Choluteca communities re Scatec Solar’s solar megaproject “Los Prados”
👥 Nidia Castillo, [email protected]; Denia Castillo, [email protected]
💻 reddeabogadas.hn

🇲🇽 MEXICO


Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

🌍 Mexico City, +52 55 5212 0141
⚖️ Environmental law, Human rights, Climate change
👥 Astrid Puentes, [email protected]; Andrea Rodriguez, [email protected]; Haydée Rodríguez: [email protected]; Gladys Martínez,[email protected]
💻 https://aida-americas.org/

[see also entries for Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru]

🇵🇪 PERU


Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

🌍 Lima, Peru
⚖️ Environmental law, Human rights law
👥 María José Veramendi Villa, [email protected]
💻 https://aida-americas.org/

[see also entries for Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico]

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA


🇪🇬 EGYPT


Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights

🌍 Cairo, Egypt, +(202) 27960158 or 27960197
⚖️ Environment; Access to information
💼️ Lawsuit against TITAN cement (re air pollution, Egypt)
👥 Hoda Nasralla, [email protected]
💻 https://www.eipr.org/

El Seidi Law Firm

🌍 Cairo, Egypt, (+202)- 01203777537, (+202)- 24539855
⚖️ Environment; Climate Change; Right to water
💼️ Lawsuit against Lafarge & Suez Cement
👥 Ahmed ElSeidi, [email protected]
💻 http://www.elseidilawfirm.com/index.php/en/

🇯🇴 JORDAN


Tamkeen Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights

🌍 Amman, Jordan, +962 6 5539501
⚖️ Migrant workers
👥 Linda Kalash, [email protected]; [email protected]
💻 http://www.tamkeen-jo.org/about_us.htm

🇵🇸 PALESTINE


Al-Haq

🌍 Ramallah - West Bank, Palestine, +972 (2) 2954646/7/9
⚖️ Displacements; Land rights; Housing; Human Rights Defenders; Natural resources
💼️ Lawsuit against Green Park Intl. (re Bil’in villagers' land grabbing); Criminal complaint against Riwal (re complicity in war crimes & crimes against humanity through construction of Annexation Wall)
👥 Please use the contact form here
💻 https://www.alhaq.org/

NORTH AMERICA


🇨🇦 CANADA


Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP

🌍 Vancouver, Canada, +1-604-689-7555
⚖️ Civil Litigation, General business & human rights
💼️ Nevsun lawsuit (re Bisha mine, Eritrea); Tahoe Resources lawsuit (re Guatemala)
👥 Joe Fiorante (Partner), [email protected] ; Matt Eisenbrandt (Director of Transnational Investigations), [email protected]
💻 https://www.cfmlawyers.ca/

James Yap

🌍 Toronto, Canada, +1 416 992 5266
⚖️ General business & human rights; Beatings & violence; Deaths; Genocide; Injuries; Killings; Rape & sexual abuse; Slavery; Torture & ill-treatment; Environment: General; Forced labour & modern slavery; Mining
💼️ Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re enforcement of Ecuador decision in Canada)Nevsun lawsuit (re Bisha mine, Eritrea)
👥James Yap, [email protected]

Klippensteins Barristers & Solicitors

🌍 Toronto, Canada, +1 416 598-0288
⚖️ Complicity; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones
💼️ HudBay Minerals lawsuits (re Guatemala)
👥 Murray Klippenstein, [email protected], Cory Wanless, [email protected]
💻 http://www.klippensteins.ca/

Trudel Johnston

🌍 Montreal, Canada, +1 514 871 8385
⚖️ Complicity; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones; Class actions
💼️ Anvil Mining lawsuit (re Dem.Rep. of Congo)
👥 Bruce W. Johnston, [email protected]
💻 www.trudeljohnston.com

Andrew E. Cleland

🌍 Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
⚖️ Transnational corporate accountability; Civil litigation; Beatings & violence; Torture & ill-treatment; Killings; Rape & sexual abuse; Human trafficking; Child labour; Forced labour & modern slavery; Workplace conditions, health and safety; Forced displacement; Environmental: general; Health: general
💼️ Anvil Mining lawsuit (re Dem.Rep. of Congo)
👥 Andrew E. Cleland, [email protected]

🇺🇸 USA


Akeel Valentine

🌍 Troy, Michigan, USA, +1 248 918 4542
⚖️ Discrimination; Labour; Security issues & conflict zones; Torture & ill-treatment
💼️ Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3)
👥 Shereef Akeel, [email protected]
💻 https://www.akeelvalentine.com/

Burke PLLC

🌍 Baltimore, Maryland, USA, +1 410 733 5444
⚖️ Discrimination; Environment; Labour; Health; Illness; Rape & sexual abuse; Torture & ill-treatment
💼️ Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI
👥 Susan Burke, [email protected]
💻 burkepllc.com

Center for Constitutional Rights

🌍 New York, NY, USA, +1 212-614-6464
⚖️ Complicity; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones; Torture & ill-treatment
💼️ Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI; Blackwater USA lawsuits (re 16 Sep 2007 Baghdad incident); Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria); Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa)
👥 Baher Azmy, Legal Directory, [email protected]; Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney, [email protected]; Maria LaHood, Senior Staff Attorney, [email protected]
💻 https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/issues/corporate-human-rights-abuses

Cohen Milstein

🌍 Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 408 4600
⚖️ Complicity; Human trafficking; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones
💼️ Chiquita lawsuits (re Colombia); ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh); KBR lawsuit (re human trafficking in Iraq)
👥 Benjamin Brown, [email protected]; Agnieszka Fryzman, [email protected]

Corporate Accountability Lab


🌍 Chicago, IL, USA, +(1)773 346 5545
⚖️ Human rights, contract, trade
👥 Charity Ryerson, [email protected], Alicia Brudney, Avery Kelly
💻 https://legaldesign.org/

EarthRights International

🌍 Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 466 5188
⚖️ Environment; Health; Illness; Indigenous peoples; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones
💼️ Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria);Chiquita lawsuits (re Colombia); Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal); Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar); Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa)
👥 Rick Herz, Litigation Coordinator, [email protected]; Katie Redford, Co-founder & Director, [email protected]; Marco Simons, Legal Director, [email protected]
💻 www.earthrights.org

Environmental Defender Law Center

🌍 Bozeman, Montana, USA, +1 406 586 8294 & Brazil
⚖️ Human Rights & environment; Indigenous peoples; Health; Illness
💼️ Monterrico Metals lawsuit (re Peru); Boliden lawsuit (re Chile)
👥 Lewis Gordon, Director, [email protected]
💻 https://edlc.org/

See also contact in Brazil, in Latin America section

George Washington University Law School

🌍 Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 994 6261
⚖️ Alien Tort Claims Act; Complicity; Torture & ill-treament
💼️ Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa)
👥 Ralph Steinhardt, [email protected]
💻 https://www.law.gwu.edu/ralph-g-steinhardt?id=1749

Harvard Law International Human Rights Clinic

🌍 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, +1 617 495 5202
⚖️ Alien Tort Claims Act (USA); Security issues & conflict zones
💼️ Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3); Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa); Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa); Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)
👥 Tyler Giannini, [email protected]; Susan Farbstein, [email protected]
💻 https://hrp.law.harvard.edu/clinic/

Hausfeld & Co. LLP

🌍 Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 540 7200 & London, UK
⚖️ Complicity; Health; Illness; Torture & ill-treament
💼️ Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa); Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal)
👥 Michael Hausfeld, [email protected]
💻 http://www.hausfeldllp.co.uk/

See also contact in UK, in Europe section

Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

🌍 Washington, DC, USA
⚖️ Human trafficking, modern slavery
👥 Martina Vandenberg, [email protected] 
💻 https://www.htlegalcenter.org/

International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) Network

🌍 Washington DC, USA, +1 (202) 974-8385
⚖️ Labour
👥 Monika Mehta, [email protected]; [email protected]
💻 https://www.ilawnetwork.com/

International Rights Advocates

🌍 Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 543 5811
⚖️ Killings; Labour; Security issues & conflict zones
💼️ Chiquita lawsuits (re Colombia); Coca-Cola lawsuit (re Colombia); Drummond lawsuit (re Colombia); ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh); Nestlé, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland lawsuit (re Côte d'Ivoire); Occidental lawsuit (re Colombia)
👥 Terry Collingsworth, [email protected]
💻 http://www.iradvocates.org/

Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman

🌍 Venice, California, USA, +1 310 396 0731
⚖️ Complicity; Environment; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones; Torture & ill-treament
💼️ Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa); Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar); Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa)
👥 Paul Hoffman, [email protected]
💻 https://www.losangelesemploymentlawyer.com/