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Europe

BELGIUM

Avocats Sans Frontières/Advocaten Zonder Grenzen

Location(s): Brussels, Belgium (with offices & projects worldwide, including: DRC, Tunisia, Burundi, Uganda, Morocco, Chad, Nepal, Myanmar), +32 2 223 36 54
Area(s) of law: Economic, social & cultural rights; international crimes; torture; displacement; sexual & gender-based violence; legal empowerment; access to information;  land rights & environment
Representative case(s): Lawsuit against Tunisian companies over wrongful dismissal of workers; Logging & human rights abuses in DRC
Lawyer(s): Elisa Novic, [email protected]

FRANCE

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

Location(s): Paris, France, +33 1 40 62 99 60
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Torture & ill-treatment; security issues & conflict zones
Representative case(s): 
Amesys lawsuit (re Libya); Qosmos lawsuit (re Syria)
Lawyer(s)
: Clémence Bectarte, [email protected]

Global Diligence

Location(s): Paris, France, +33 6 51 39 48 78 & London, UK
Area(s) of law: Displacement; Complicity
Representative case(s): Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia), ICC complaint (re Cambodia land grabbing)
Lawyer(s)
: Richard Rogers, [email protected], +33 6 51 39 48 78; Marie Guiraud, [email protected], +33 6 51394878

Sherpa

Location(s): Paris, France, +33 1 42 21 33 25
Area(s) of law: Labour; Supply Chain; Complicity; Security issues & conflict zones; 
Representative case(s): 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)
Lawyer(s)
: Sandra Cossart, [email protected]; William Bourdon (Bourdon & Forestier), [email protected]

 

GERMANY

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

Location(s): Berlin, Germany, +49 (0)30 400 485 90
Area(s) of law:
Labour; Complicity; Privacy; Torture & ill-treatment
Representative case(s)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)
Lawyer(s): Wolfgang Kalek, [email protected]; Annelen Micus, [email protected]; Miriam Saage-Maaß, [email protected]

 

NETHERLANDS

Greenpeace International

Location(s): Amsterdam, Netherlands, +31 20 718 2000
Area(s) of law: Environment; Climate change; Access to information; Complaint mechanisms; Complicity; Divestment; Freedom of expression; Project financing; Protests; Shareholder activism; Supply chain
Representative cases(s): Trafigura lawsuits (re Cote d'Ivoire)
Lawyer(s): Jasper Teulings, [email protected]; Kristin Casper, [email protected]; Daniel Simons, [email protected]

Prakken d’Oliveira

Location(s): Amsterdam, Netherlands, +31 20 344 62 00
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Environment; Access to water; Health
Representative case(s): Shell lawsuit (re oil pollution in Nigeria)
Lawyer(s):Channa Samkalden, [email protected]; Liesbeth Zegveld, [email protected]

 

SWITZERLAND

TRIAL : Track Impunity Always

Location(s): Geneva, Switzerland, +41 22 321 61 10
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Security issues & conflict zones
Representative case(s): Argor-Heraeus investigation (re Dem. Rep. of Congo); Caterpillar lawsuit (re alleged participation in destruction of Palestinians' houses by Israeli Defense Forces)
Lawyer(s): Benedict de Moerloose, [email protected]

 

UK

ClientEarth

Location(s): London, UK, +44 207 749 5970; Brussels, Belgium; Warsaw, Poland
Areas of law: Environment; Climate change; Access to information; Complaint mechanisms; Shareholder activism; Corporate reporting
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): James Arrandale, [email protected]; Gillian Lobo [email protected]; Alice Garton [email protected]

Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors

Location(s): London, UK, +44 207 407 0007
Areas of law:
Beatings & violence; Environment; Health; Housing; Human trafficking; Privacy; Security issues & conflict zones; Torture
Representative case(s):
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)
Lawyer(s): Daniel Carey, [email protected]; Adam Hundt, [email protected]; Sue Willman, [email protected]; Zubier Yazdani, [email protected]

Doughty Street Chambers

Location(s): London, UK, +44 20 7404 1313
Areas of law: Displacement; Environment; Health; Illness; Deaths
Representative case(s):
Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia); Shell lawsuit (re oil spills & Bodo community in Nigeria); Trafigura lawsuits (re Côte d’Ivoire)
Lawyer(s): Tim Cooke-Hurle, [email protected]; Elise Groulx Diggs, Associate Tenant, [email protected]

Global Diligence

Location(s):  London, UK & Paris, France, +33 6 51 39 48 78 
Area(s) of law: Land rights; Complicity
Representative case(s): Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia); ICC complaint against ruling elite (re Cambodia land grabbing)
Lawyer(s)
: Alexandre Prezanti [email protected], +44 75 160 35 537; Richard Rogers, [email protected]

Global Rights Compliance

Location(s): London, UK, +44 7767 326 881 & +33 6 77 51 82 35
Area(s) of law: International criminal law; Environmental law; Security issues & conflict zones
Representative cases: Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia)
Lawyer(s): Wayne Jordash, [email protected]

Hausfeld

Location(s): London, UK, +44 207 665 5000 & Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 540 7200
Area(s) of law: Discrimination; Environnment; Health; Deaths; Illness; Injuries; Security issues & conflict zones; Forced labour
Representative case(s): Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa); Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal)
Lawyer(s): Ingrid Gubbay (UK), [email protected], Michael Hausfeld (USA), [email protected]

See also contact in the North America section

Leigh Day

Location(s): London, UK, +44 20 7650 1200
Area(s) of law: 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
Representative case(s): 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)
Lawyer(s): Martyn Day, [email protected]; Daniel Leader, [email protected]; Sapna Malik, [email protected]; Shanta Martin, [email protected]; Gene Matthews, [email protected]; Richard Meeran, [email protected]

Matrix Chambers

Location(s): London, UK, +44 20 7404 3447
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Access to water; Environment; Security issues & conflict zones; Health
Representative case(s): BP lawsuit (re Colombia); Shell lawsuit (re oil pollution in Nigeria)
Lawyer(s):Richard Hermer, [email protected]; Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh, [email protected]