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Members of the Corporate Accountability Working Group, and in particular those engaged with the Project Advisory Group on Corporate Capture, have collectively worked with...

The pursuit of ending corporate impunity continues to progress through the second draft of a legally binding instrument, but a strengthening of collective resolve remains essential to its urgent realization.  Only through meaningful participation of States, civil society and


Soon after oleum gas leaked from a plant owned by Shriram Foods and Fertiliser Industries (“Shriram”), a district magistrate ordered Shriram to temporarily cease operating a chlorine plant within the company’s 76-acre complex located in a densely populated area of around 200,000 people in Delhi. Petitioner, M.C.

In 2022, the Philippines Human Rights Commission (hereinafter “the Commission”) released the results of a seven-year investigation into the impacts of climate change on the Philippines and the duty on states and private actors to address “the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters.” The investigation was prompted after Greenpeace Southeast Asia and others submitted a petition to the Commission, asking it to examine the impacts of climate change through the lens of human rights violations, the role of major fossil fuel companies, and the role of states in aiding those “carbon

The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority concluded that the airline’s claims that customers choosing Ryanair over another carrier would have lowered personal carbon dioxide emissions were misleading and in violation of the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising. The ASA found consumers would find insufficient information in the advertisements to substantiate the company’s claims and further notes that well-known competitors were absent from the calculation used by Ryanair. 

This case is a class action filed by Milieudefensie, Greenpeace NL, Fossielvrij NL, Waddenvereniging, Both ENDS, and Young Friends of the Earth NL which sued Defendant Royal Dutch Shell in the District Court of The Hague. Plaintiffs sought a ruling that RDS – parent company to Shell – must reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels, and to zero by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement. 

These two cases are part of a group of six cases involving Nigerian farmers seeking compensation for the environmental and livelihood damage they suffered as a result of oil leakages from Shell’s pipelines in the villages of Oruma, Goi, and Ikot Ada Udo.

Despite grave warnings from the scientific community and urgent calls from social movements, Indigenous Peoples and civil society on the urgent need to act at the scale required for a livable planet,...


Corporate Capture of Our Healthcare Systems Derails Health Equity

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Background: On December 11, 1998, an explosion occurred in a fireworks factory in Santo Antônio de Jesus, Brazil. The factory consisted of a set of tents located in paddocks with shared worktables. As a result of the explosion, 60 people died and six were injured. Among those who lost their lives were 59 women, 19 of whom were girls, and one boy. Among the survivors were three adult women, two boys and one girl. Four of the deceased women were pregnant; one of them was able to give birth before dying.