The mission of the Accountability Counsel is to defend the environmental and human rights of marginalized communities around the world. As lawyers for people harmed by internationally-financed projects, they focus on innovative ways to provide access to justice. They specialize in complaint offices established to receive community complaints. The Accountability Counsel accomplishes its mission through:
(1) Assisting communities to use these non-judicial complaint offices effectively, and; (2) policy advocacy, ensuring that these complaint offices are accessible, transparent, and fair tools for justice. They also provide resources for communities and organizations seeking assistance with use of complaint offices.
They work closely with community members to help voice their complaints. Their work pays particular attention to women, girls and other marginalized groups, who are often the most deeply harmed by abuses.