The Labor Rights Initiative coordinates technical legal assistance to at risk labor rights defenders, and works for the advancement of labor rights and the improvement of working conditions. Launched in July 2021, the Labor Rights Initiative expands on the Justice Defenders Program’s previous work on labor. It supports unions and worker rights organizations, as well as individual labor activists, in their pursuit for the realization of labor rights, including the right to freedom of association. The Initiative supports the use of international human rights mechanisms, such as the ILO supervisory mechanism, IACHR, the United Nations human rights protection mechanisms, and others. It also engages in direct advocacy with governments and employers within domestic judicial and non-judicial fora. It has worked in a number of countries, including Serbia, Ecuador, and India, on issues such as freedom of association, access to remedy, and forced labor.