The Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) is a volunteer-driven transnational, collaborative, community-based legal clinic. JCAP assists in holding corporations and states to account by offering legal knowledge to communities that are negatively affected by natural resource extraction. JCAP has cultivated specific expertise in supporting Indigenous and Campesino communities in the Americas.
JCAP is an initiative of volunteer lawyers. Under the direction of Professor Shin Imai of Osgoode Hall Law School, JCAP offers law students the opportunity to provide legal services and research to communities in the Americas and international human rights and not-for-profit organizations.
Our location in Canada and our affiliation with Osgoode Hall Law School at York University provides a unique and strategic position to assist in addressing the legal dimensions of transnational resource extraction in the Americas.