Impunity means that those suspected of criminal acts are not prosecuted or punished, and victims are left without effective remedy or compensation for their injuries or loss. We support those campaigning to defend the rule of law so that victims can access the truth about historic injustices.
Human rights violations and ecological degradation go hand in hand with large-scale extractive projects. We work with the lawyers and communities fighting to uphold international standards and legislative codes, to protect our planet and indigenous land rights.
Women and minority rights activists around the world are working to create positive change in their communities. They face additional obstacles and threats because they challenge the status quo twice over – through their work and by challenging accepted norms, traditions, perceptions and stereotypes about femininity, sexual orientation and gender.