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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.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Africa

CÔTE D'IVOIRE

Les OSCARS Société Civile Professionnelle d'Avocats

Location(s): Abidjan Cocody boulevard de France, Immeuble Charlemagne RDC Appt no.1, +225 22446708
Area(s) of law: Civil law; Labour law; Business law ; Administrative law; Mediation and Criminal law
Representative case(s):
Impacts of manganese mining on local communities
Lawyer(s)
: Geneviève Diallo Sissoko, [email protected], +225 05921296 / +225 49050325

 

DEM. REP. of CONGO

Afrewatch

Location(s): Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo, +243 818577577/ 858255718
Area(s) of law: Displacement; Land rights; Environnment; Access to water
Representative case(s):
Anvil Mining lawsuit (re Dem.Rep. of Congo)
Lawyer(s)
: Emmanuel Umpula Nkumba, [email protected]; [email protected]

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

Location(s): Dem. Rep. of Congo, +243 811 729 908
Area(s) of law: Environment; Health
Representative case(s):
Anvil Mining lawsuit (re Dem.Rep. of Congo)
Lawyer(s)
: Jean Claude Katende, [email protected]

Centre pour la Justice et la Réconciliation (CJR)

Location(s): Lubumbashi, Dem. Rep. of Congo, +243 818 153 407
Area(s) of law: Environment; Health; Beatings & violence
Representative case(s):
Complaint against mining companies (re pollution & health impacts)
Lawyer(s): Freddy Kitoko Nyembo, [email protected]

 

GUINEA

Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous (MDT)

 Location(s): 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
Area(s) of law:
Arbitrary detention; Displacement; Environnement; Land rights;
Representative case(s):
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))
Lawyer(s):
Foromo Frédéric Loua, [email protected]; Mamadou Alpha Mariam Diallo, [email protected]; Pépé Antoine Lama, [email protected]

 

NIGERIA

Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria

Location(s): Benin City, Nigeria, +234 8023649890; 8059402385
Area(s) of law: Environment (national & trans-national experiences); Health
Representative case(s): Gas flaring lawsuit (re oil companies in Nigeria); Shell lawsuit (re oil pollution in Nigeria)
Lawyer(s)
: Prince CHIMA Williams Esq., [email protected]

 LawEdge Enviro-Advocacy Project

Location(s): Nigeria, +2348037235955
Area(s) of law: Environment law - gas flaring, oil pollution, granite mining pollution
Representative case(s): Gas flaring lawsuit (re oil companies in Nigeria)
Lawyer(s)
: George Ogara, [email protected]; Emeka Eze; Christie Omeke; Godrey Okonkwo; Charles Menkiti

 

SO. AFRICA

Abrahams Kiewitz Inc.

Location(s): Cape Town, So. Africa, +27 21 914 4842
Area(s) of law: Land rights; Right to food
Representative case(s): Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa);Gold miner silicosis litigation (re So. Africa); Class action against bread companies (re alleged price fixing)
Lawyer(s): Charles Abrahams, [email protected]

Centre for Applied Legal Studies

Location(s): Johannesburg, So. Africa, +27 11 717 8600
Area(s) of law: Environment; Housing; Access to water; Gender discrimination; Access to information; Financial institutions
Representative case(s):
Lisa Chamberlain, [email protected]; Prof Bonita Meyersfeld, [email protected]; Nomonde Nyembe, [email protected]

Keerom Street Chambers

Location(s): Cape Town, So. Africa, + 27 21 424 9695
Area(s) of law: Discrimination
Representative case(s): South African Airways lawsuit (re HIV discrimination)
Lawyer(s): Anton Katz, [email protected]

Richard Spoor Inc. Attorneys

Location(s): Johannesburg. So. Africa, +011 482 6081
Area(s) of law:  Health
Representative case(s): Gold miner silicosis litigation (re So. Africa)
Lawyer(s): Richard Spoor, [email protected]

 

TANZANIA

Legal & Human Rights Centre

Location(s): Dar es Salaam (+255 22 2773038/48) & Arusha (+255 27 2544187), Tanzania
Area(s) of law:  Environment; Land rights; Labour; Discrimination
Representative case(s): Vilima Vitatu lawsuit (re land rights); African Barrick Gold lawsuit (re Tanzania)
Lawyer(s): Flaviana Charles, [email protected]; George Masud, [email protected]; Shilinde Ngalula, [email protected]

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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]

 

IRELAND

Global Legal Action Network  

Location(s): Galway, Ireland; London, UK; +4447521203427
Area(s) of law: 
Supply chains; Environmental & economic justice; War & occupation; Migration & border violence; Complicity; Torture & ill-treatment
Representative case(s)Uzbek forced labour cotton lawsuitDutch Shipping company criminal complaint (re use of forced labour)
Lawyer(s): Gearóid Ó Cuinn, [email protected]; Gerry Liston, [email protected]; Dearbhla Minogue, [email protected]; Valentina Azarova; [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

Brick Court Chambers

Location(s): London, UK, +44 20 7379 3550
Areas of law: General Business and Human Rights; Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence; Public International Law; Public Law; Corporate Law
Representative case(s): Vedanta v Lungowe; Okpabi v Shell
Lawyer(s): Robert McCorquodale, [email protected]; Tim Johnston, [email protected]; Paul Bowen, [email protected]

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; General Business and Human Rights; OECD Guidelines complaints; Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence
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); https://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/barristers/krishnendy-mukherjee
Lawyer(s): Tim Cooke-Hurle, [email protected]; Elise Groulx Diggs, Associate Tenant, [email protected]; Krishnendu Mukherjee, [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 Legal Action Network  

Location(s): Galway, Ireland; London, UK; +4447521203427
Area(s) of law: 
Supply chains; Environmental & economic justice; War & occupation; Migration & border violence; Complicity; Torture & ill-treatment
Representative case(s)Uzbek forced labour cotton lawsuitDutch Shipping company criminal complaint (re use of forced labour)
Lawyer(s): Gearóid Ó Cuinn, [email protected]; Gerry Liston, [email protected]; Dearbhla Minogue, [email protected]; Valentina Azarova; [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]

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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]; 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]

 

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North America

CANADA

Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP

Location(s): Vancouver, Canada, +1-604-689-7555
Area(s) of law: Civil Litigation, General business & human rights
Representative case(s):  Nevsun lawsuit (re Bisha mine, Eritrea); Tahoe Resources lawsuit (re Guatemala)
Lawyer(s): Joe Fiorante (Partner), [email protected] ; Matt Eisenbrandt (Director of Transnational Investigations), [email protected]

James Yap

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

Klippensteins Barristers & Solicitors

Location(s): Toronto, Canada, +1 416 598-0288
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones
Representative case(s): HudBay Minerals lawsuits (re Guatemala)
Lawyer(s): Murray Klippenstein, [email protected], Cory Wanless, [email protected]

Trudel Johnston

Location(s): Montreal, Canada, +1 514 871 8385
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones; Class actions
Representative case(s): Anvil Mining lawsuit (re Dem.Rep. of Congo)
Lawyer(s): Bruce W. Johnston, [email protected]

Andrew E. Cleland

Location(s): Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Area(s) of law: 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
Representative case(s): Anvil Mining lawsuit (re Dem.Rep. of Congo)
Lawyer(s): Andrew E. Cleland, [email protected]

USA

Akeel Valentine

Location(s): Troy, Michigan, USA, +1 248 918 4542
Area(s) of law: Discrimination; Labour; Security issues & conflict zones; Torture & ill-treatment
Representative case(s): Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3)
Lawyer(s):
Shereef Akeel, [email protected]

Burke PLLC

Location(s): Baltimore, Maryland, USA, +1 410 733 5444
Area(s) of law:
 Discrimination; Environment; Labour; Health; Illness; Rape & sexual abuse; Torture & ill-treatment
Representative case(s):
Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI
Lawyer(s): Susan Burke, [email protected]

Center for Constitutional Rights

Location(s): New York, NY, USA, +1 212-614-6464
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones; Torture & ill-treatment
Representative case(s): Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI; Blackwater USA lawsuits (re 16 Sep 2007 Baghdad incident); Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria); Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa)
Lawyer(s): Baher Azmy, Legal Directory, [email protected]; Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney, [email protected]; Maria LaHood, Senior Staff Attorney, [email protected]

 Cohen Milstein

Location(s): Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 408 4600
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Human trafficking; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones
Representative case(s): Chiquita lawsuits (re Colombia); ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh); KBR lawsuit (re human trafficking in Iraq)
Lawyer(s): Benjamin Brown, [email protected]; Agnieszka Fryzman, [email protected]

 

 Corporate Accountability Lab

Websitehttps://legaldesign.org/
Location(s): Chicago, IL, USA, +(1)773 346 5545
Area(s) of law: Human rights, contract, trade
Representative case(s): 
Lawyer(s): Charity Ryerson, [email protected], Alicia Brudney, Avery Kelly

 

EarthRights International

Location(s): Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 466 5188
Area(s) of law: Environment; Health; Illness; Indigenous peoples; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones
Representative case(s):
Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria);Chiquita lawsuits (re Colombia); Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal); Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar); Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa)
Lawyer(s): Rick Herz, Litigation Coordinator, [email protected]; Katie Redford, Co-founder & Director, [email protected]; Marco Simons, Legal Director, [email protected]

Environmental Defender Law Center

Location(s): Bozeman, Montana, USA, +1 406 586 8294 & Brazil
Area(s) of law: Human Rights & environment; Indigenous peoples; Health; Illness
Representative case(s):
Monterrico Metals lawsuit (re Peru); Boliden lawsuit (re Chile)
Lawyer(s): Lewis Gordon, Director, [email protected] 

See also contact in Brazil, in Latin America section

George Washington University Law School

Location(s): Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 994 6261
Area(s) of law: Alien Tort Claims Act; Complicity; Torture & ill-treament
Reprsentative case(s): Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa)
Lawyer(s): Ralph Steinhardt, [email protected]

Harvard Law International Human Rights Clinic

Location(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, +1 617 495 5202
Area(s) of law:
Alien Tort Claims Act (USA); Security issues & conflict zones
Representative case(s):
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)
Lawyer(s):
Tyler Giannini, [email protected]; Susan Farbstein, [email protected]

Hausfeld & Co. LLP

Location(s): Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 540 7200 & London, UK
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Health; Illness; Torture & ill-treament
Representative case(s): Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa); Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal)
Lawyer(s): Michael Hausfeld, [email protected]

See also contact in UK, in Europe section

Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Location(s): Washington, DC, USA
Area(s) of law: Human trafficking, modern slavery
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Martina Vandenberg, [email protected] 

International Rights Advocates

Location(s): Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 543 5811
Area(s) of law: Killings; Labour; Security issues & conflict zones
Representative case(s): 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)
Lawyer(s):
Terry Collingsworth, [email protected]

Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman

Location(s): Venice, California, USA, +1 310 396 0731
Area(s) of law: Complicity; Environment; Killings; Security issues & conflict zones; Torture & ill-treament
Representative case(s):  Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa); Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar); Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa)
Lawyer(s): Paul Hoffman, [email protected]

 

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Asia

AUSTRALIA

Donald K. Anton

Location(s): Griffith University Law School, Nathan, Queensland, Australia, +61 424 164 426
Area(s) of law: Environment; Law of the Sea
Representative case(s): Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa); Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)
Lawyer(s): Donald Anton, [email protected]

Human Rights Law Centre

Location: Melbourne, Australia, +61 (03) 8636 4450
Area(s) of law: General business & human rights; International human rights law; Constitutional law; Civil litigation
Representative case(s): OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Specific Instance – G4S Australia Pty Ltd 
Lawyer(s): Keren Adams, [email protected]

Kristen Roy

Location: Sydney, Australia
Area(s) of law: Environment; Access to justice; Class action; Personal injury law; General business & human rights; International human rights law; Civil litigation
Representative case(s)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)
Lawyer(s): Kristen Roy, [email protected]

 

CAMBODIA

AMRIN Law and Consultants Group

       Location(s): Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 71 23 71
       Area(s) of law: International human rights; Criminology; Fair trial rights
       Representative case(s):
       Lawyer(s): Piseth Duch, [email protected]; Sam Oeun Sok, [email protected]

BBC Law Firm 

Location(s): Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 606 101
Area(s) of law: human rights; international human rights; criminal law; fair trial rights
Representative case(s): human rights defenders' cases
Lawyer(s): Sokong Sam, [email protected]; [email protected]

Center for Alliance of Labor & Human Rights

Location(s): Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 93 556 603
Area(s) of law: Labour law; human rights law; criminal law
Representative case(s): Union leaders and labour activists
Lawyer(s): Sunrith Ham, [email protected] ; Sambo Chhen, [email protected] or [email protected]

Daun Penh Law Firm      

Location(s): Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 680 233
Area(s) of law: Criminal law; human rights law; fair trial rights
Representative case(s): Environmental activists and human rights defenders
Lawyer(s): Chamroern Sam, [email protected]

Khmer Apsara Law Firm

Location(s): Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 48 35 46
Area(s) of law: human rights; business; fair trial rights; rights to fundamental freedoms
Representative case(s): The Equitable Cambodia’s defamation case
Lawyer(s): Bunthoeun Suon, [email protected] 

Rights & Business Law Office

Location(s): Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 12 890 289
Area(s) of law: Criminal law; international human rights; business and human rights; indigenous rights; land law
Representative case(s): Communities’ land cases 
Lawyer(s): Sophorn Sek, [email protected]; [email protected]    

Samreth Law Group

Location(s): Phnom Penh, Cambodia, +855 23 99 69 58
Area(s) of law: Environment; Land rights; Labour
Representative case(s): Complaints against development company (re land & indigenous people); Lawsuit against Sinohydro (re impact of dam)
Lawyer(s): 
Ith Mathoura, [email protected]; Ly Ping, [email protected]; Hong Chansokha, [email protected]

Solidarity Center  

Location(s): Phnom Penh, Cambodia, , +855 23 881 202
Area(s) of law: Labor law; criminal law; human rights rights
Representative case(s): Union leaders
Lawyer(s): 
Sambath Hong, [email protected]; Bon Heng, [email protected]

 

CHINA

ACTogether

Location(s): Guangzhou, China, +86 27 34179797
Area(s) of law: Discrimination
Representative case(s): Lawsuit against company (re pregnancy discrimination)
Lawyer(s): Guo Bin, [email protected]

 

INDIA

Human Rights Law Network

Location(s): New Delhi, India +91-11-24374501
Area(s) of law: Public interest litigation; Labour rights; Anti-trafficking; Environment
Representative case(s): 
Lawyer(s):
 Colin Gonsalves, Harsh Dobhal, Sanjai Sharma, [email protected]

Jananeethi

Location(s): Kerala, India 
Area(s) of law: Public interest litigation; Equality; Anti-trafficking; Environment; Consumer Protection; Right to Information; Right to Service 
Representative case(s)
Lawyer(s):
 Adv.George Pulikuthiyil, [email protected]; Adv.P.Sunilkumar, [email protected]; Adv.C.P.Maya, [email protected]

 

INDONESIA

"Erik" - Desriko Malayu Putra

Location(s): Jakarta, Indonesia
Area(s) of law: Private Law, Civil Law, Adminitrative, Human Rights, etc
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Desriko, [email protected][email protected]

LBH Jakarta (Jakarta Legal Aid Institute)

Location(s): Jakarta, Indonesia, +62 21 31 45 518
Area(s) of law: Freedom of Expression; Privacy; Unfair trial; Access to water
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s):
Febi Yonesta, [email protected]; [email protected] 

 

MALAYSIA

Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee

Location(s): Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, +603 2050 2099, Officer in charge: Ms. Shegi [email protected]
Area(s) of law: 
Public interest environmental law, constitutional law, administrative law, human rights
Representative case(s): 
No ongoing cases at the moment.
Lawyer(s): 
 i) Saha Deva ([email protected]), Co-Chairperson ii) Jia Yaw, Co-Chairperson iii) Roger Chan ([email protected]) Deputy Chairperson

 

MYANMAR

Legal Clinic Myanmar

Location(s): 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
Area(s) of law:
Human trafficking; Children; Labour; Torture; Migrant women; Beatings & violence
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Click here for detailed contact list 

Dawei Probono Lawyer Network

Location(s): Dawei City, Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar, +95 -9 450 990 238
Area(s) of law: Land rights; Access to water; Environment
Representative case(s): Myanmar Pongpipat lawsuit (re environmental & health impact of Heinda tin mine)
Lawyer(s): Daw Aye Mon Thu, [email protected]; Daw Tin Tin Thet, [email protected]; Daw Naw Pa Saw Phaw, Daw Mi Mi Soe; [email protected]

 

PHILIPPINES

SALIGAN

Location(s): Quezon City, Philippines, +632 4266001 loc. 4858-4860
Area(s) of law: Land rights; Labour; Environment
Representative case(s): Aerial spraying ban lawsuit (re banana companies in Philippines)
Lawyer(s): Marie Hazel E. Lavitoria, [email protected]; [email protected]

IDEALS

Locations(s): Quezon City, Philippines, +63-2-436547 
Area(s) of law: 
Business & Human Rights, Tax, International Trade, & Labor
Respresentative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Antonio Salvador, Melissa Jane Comafay, [email protected]

 

SOUTH KOREA

GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation

Location(s): 3F, 29-6, Changdeokgung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03058, Rep. of Korea (Tel: 82-2-3675-7740)
Area(s) of law:
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
Representative case(s):
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)
Lawyer(s): 
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.

 

THAILAND

Community Resource Centre

Location(s): Bangkok, Thailand, +66 817 725 843
Area(s) of law: Environment; Indigenous peoples; Health
Representative case(s): Lawsuit against Electric Generating Authority of Thailand (re purchase of electricity from Xayaburi dam in Laos)
Lawyer(s):
Sor Rattanamanee Polkla, [email protected]; [email protected]

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Latin America

LATIN AMERICA (general)

Environmental Defender Law Center

Location(s): Brazil; USA (see also listing under North America)
Area(s) of law: Environment; Land rights
Representative case(s): Boliden lawsuit (re Chile)
Lawyer(s): Fernanda Venzon, [email protected]

ARGENTINA

Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Argentina, +5411 4334 4200
Area(s) of law: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Criminal Justice & Security, Social Protest, Migrants rights, and Drug Policy
Representative case(s): Investigation and lawsuits re companies and military dictatorship
Lawyer(s): Diego Morales, [email protected]

Estudio Lozano Casiraghi Buggiani

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Argentina, +5411 4953 0649
Area(s) of law: Labour law; Land rights; Inter-American system
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Federico Casiraghi, [email protected]

Estudio Ojea Quintana

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Argentina, +5411 4371 1713
Area(s) of law:
Labour rights; Civil & criminal law; Human rights law
Representative case(s): Ford lawsuit (re Argentina)
Lawyer(s): Tomás Ojea Quintana, [email protected]

Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Argentina, +5411 4865 1707
Area(s) of law:
Environmental law (access to information, participation, environmental damage) in varied issues such as: watershed management and pollution, extractive activities, biodiversity protection, climate and energy 
Representative case(s): Matanza Riachuelo lawsuit (re Argentina)
Lawyer(s): [email protected]

BOLIVIA

CEDLA

Location(s): La Paz, Bolivia, +591 79153605
Area(s) of law: Labour law; Land rights; Indigenous peoples’ rights; Inter-American system
Representative case(s): Indigenous peoples affected by dam & road constructions in the Amazon region
Lawyer(s): Rubén Pinto Vargas, [email protected]

FOBOMADE

Location(s): La Paz, Bolivia, +591 2315059
Area(s) of law: Labour law; Land rights; Indigenous peoples’ rights; Environmental rights
Representative case(s)
Lawyer(s): Rubén Pinto Vargas, [email protected][email protected]

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

Location(s): Cochabamba, Bolivia
Area(s) of law: Environmental law, Fracking
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Ariel Pérez Castellón, [email protected]

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

BRAZIL

Conectas

Location(s):  São Paulo, Brazil, +55 11 3884 7440
Area(s) of law:
Human rights & financial institutions; Forced labour; Modern slavery
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Caio Borges, [email protected]

Justiça nos Trilhos

Location(s): Açailândia, Maranhão, Brazil, +55 99 35380901
Area(s) of law:
Environment; Land Rights; Indigenous peoples
Representative case(s): Lawsuits against Vale, associated companies & state actors over abuses associated with the Carajás mining project in Brazil's Amazon region
Lawyer(s): Danilo Chammas, [email protected] 

CHILE

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

Location(s): Santiago, Chile
Area(s) of law: Environmental law, international financial institutions
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Florencia Ortúzar, [email protected]

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

Observatorio Ciudadano

Location(s): Santiago de Chile, Chile, +56 (45) 2213963
Area(s) of law: Labour law; Land rights; Inter-American system
Representative case(s)Indigenous peoples affected by dam & road constructions in the Amazon region
Lawyer(s): José Aylwin, [email protected]; Felipe Guerra, [email protected]

COLOMBIA

Alirio Uribe Muñoz

Location(s): Bogotá, Colombia, +57 312 587 49 58, +57 382 44 84
Area(s) of Law: Criminal law; Labour rights; Human rights
Lawyer(s): Alirio Uribe Muñoz, [email protected]

Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo - CAJAR

Location(s): Calle 16 No. 6-66 Piso 25, Bogota, Colombia, +57 1 7421313 / +57 3143750761 / +57 312 5874958
Area(s) of law: Human rights law; economic, social and cultural rights; peace and armed conflict
Representative case(s): 
Lawyer(s): Luis Carlos Montenegro Almeida, [email protected]; Rosa María Mateus Parra, [email protected]; Alirio Uribe Muñoz, [email protected] 

Dejusticia

Location(s): Bogotá, Colombia, +571 6083605
Area(s) of Law: Indigenous peoples; Environment
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Carlos Andrés Baquero Díaz, [email protected]

Francisco Ramirez

Location(s): Bogotá, Colombia, +57 317 3478695 / +57 3505362
Area(s) of Law: International law; Labour rights; Human rights
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Francisco Ramirez Cuellar, [email protected]

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

Location(s): Bogota, Colombia, +57 1 232 4246
Area(s) of law: Environmental law, Human rights law
Representative case(s)
Lawyer(s): Carlos Lozano Acosta,  [email protected]; Héctor Herrera Santoyo, [email protected]

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

COSTA RICA

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

Location(s): San José, +506 2283 7080
Area(s) of law: Environmental law, Marine protection
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Haydée Rodríguez: [email protected]; Gladys Martínez, [email protected]

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

ECUADOR

Fromboliere Abogados

Location(s): Quito, Ecuador, +593 0993977811
Area(s) of law:
Environment; Human rights
Representative case(s): Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)
Lawyer(s): Pablo Fajardo Mendoza, [email protected]

Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Location(s): Quito, Ecuador, +593 2 2991700 ext. 1427
Area(s) of law: Environment; Human rights
Representative case(s): Lawsuit by Kichwa indigenous people of Sarayaku against Ecuador (re oil concession)
Lawyer(s): Mario Melo Cevallos, [email protected]

MEXICO

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

Location(s): Mexico City, +52 55 5212 0141
Area(s) of law: Environmental law, Human rights, Climate change
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): Astrid Puentes, [email protected]; Andrea Rodriguez, [email protected]; Haydée Rodríguez: [email protected]; Gladys Martínez,[email protected]

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

PERU

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

 Location(s): Lima, Peru
Area(s) of law: Environmental law, Human rights law
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s): María José Veramendi Villa, [email protected]

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

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Middle East & North Africa

EGYPT

Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights

Location(s): Cairo, Egypt, +(202) 27960158 or 27960197
Area(s) of law: Environment; Access to information
Representative case(s): Lawsuit against TITAN cement (re air pollution, Egypt)
Lawyer(s): Hoda Nasralla, [email protected]

El Seidi Law Firm

Location(s): Cairo, Egypt, (+202)- 01203777537, (+202)- 24539855
Area(s) of law: Environment; Climate Change; Right to water
Representative case(s): Lawsuit against Lafarge & Suez Cement
Lawyer(s): Ahmed ElSeidi, [email protected]

 

JORDAN

Tamkeen Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights

Location(s): Amman, Jordan, +962 6 5539501
Area(s) of law: Migrant workers
Representative case(s):
Lawyer(s):
Linda Kalash, [email protected]; [email protected]

 

PALESTINE

Al-Haq

Location(s): Ramallah - West Bank, Palestine, +972 (2) 2954646/7/9
Area(s) of law: Displacements; Land rights; Housing; Human Rights Defenders; Natural resources
Representative case(s):
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)
Lawyer(s): Please use the contact form here

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