Challenging the systems that allow corporations to exercise power and claim rights without accountability.
Around the world, corporations are gaining power—at the expense of people and the planet. Corporate power has seized substantial control of governments in many countries, including the United States, severely limiting the voices of those whose interests might diverge from those of the elites. Corporations have succeeded in manipulating judicial systems, making it easier to use the courts as tools of repression while frontline communities struggle to seek justice. As communications and advocacy increasingly occur online, corporations and governments have begun to use sophisticated digital tools to conduct surveillance of activists and spread misinformation that undermines social movements. In the United States, corporate lobbies have limited access to courts and remedies for victims of corporate human rights abuses.
With our Cancel Corporate Abuse campaign, EarthRights works alongside communities to use their power and the power of the law to end abusive policies and practices that threaten human dignity and natural resources.
Through community-led organizing and strategic litigation in courts worldwide, we put maximum pressure on some of the worst violators of human and environmental rights, such as Nestle, Cargill, and Chiquita Brands International.
When corporations, governments, and financial institutions get a blank check to violate human and environmental rights, we all pay the price. People lose their lives, and communities lose control over their natural resources. By uniting together, we can put an end to corporate abuse.
CAMPAIGNS AND RELATED WORK
Learn more about our work to hold corporations accountable for abusing human rights and the environment.