Our Mission

Corporate Accountability Lab challenges corporate impunity head on, through research, collaboration, and experimentation with new or under-utilized legal mechanisms. CAL provides victims of overseas human rights abuses access to U.S. courts, deters human rights abuses, and incentivizes self-policing and supply chain transparency within corporations.

“I repeat that we all stand before history. I and my colleagues are not the only ones on trial. Shell is here on trial and it is as well that it is represented by counsel said to be holding a watching brief. The Company has, indeed, ducked this particular trial, but its day will surely come and the lessons learnt here may prove useful to it for there is no doubt in my mind that the ecological war that the Company has waged in the Delta will be called to question sooner than later and the crimes of that war be duly punished. The crime of the Company’s dirty wars against the Ogoni people will also be punished.”
— Ken Beeson Saro - Wiwa, Ogoni Writer