African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA)

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The African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) was launched in 2013 and it has 123 members organisations from 31 African countries. It supports African communities and individuals whose human rights are adversely impacted by the activities of corporations, both multi-national and domestic.

ACCA’s members work on issues such as mining and other extractive industries, public and private sector accountability, natural resource rights (including land acquisition, tenure and property rights), financial regulatory policy, and accountability mechanisms for human and environmental rights.

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Country: Africa

Mission:

ACCA’s mission is to facilitate a cross-border alliance to create a strong and united African network of civil society organizations and communities, that seek to protect and promote human rights in the context of business activities. The ACCA provides a regional platform to share information and knowledge among its members and communities, and between ACCA and other coalitions and organizations.

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ACCA focuses on different work streams, including: access to remedy, free prior and informed consent (FPIC), the Treaty process, and Chinese investments in Africa. It engages in different activities, such as advocacy work at the international level and capacity building to empower its members’ skills on access to remedy, FPIC and the Treaty process on Business and Human Rights. ACCA collaborates also with different stakeholders around the world on specific cases related to human rights and corporate accountability.

Website: http://accahumanrights.org

Geographic Focus: Africa

Constituency/Partners: Civil society organizations

Sector Focus: Corporate Accountability, Environmental Rights, Human Rights and Business, Land Rights & Natural Resources