Sep 27,2017 by Coalition

Webinar: Demystifying Development Banks in Asia

On September 26, 2017, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development co-hosted a ‘Demystifying Development Banks’ webinar with a special focus on Asia, where many countries have been shown to be among the most dangerous for human rights and environmental defenders who confront infrastru

Sep 08,2017

New Development Bank is BRICS’ best card

According to Caio Borges, Prof. Karin Costa Vazquez and Supriya Roychoudhury, if question marks on the future of BRICS are repeatedly raised, the New Development Bank (NDB) is probably the most concrete avenue through which the grouping can deepen co-operation. The NDB’s stated commitment to

Sep 08,2017

BRICS Leaders encourage NDB to fully leverage its role & enhance coop. w/WB & AIIB

The ninth annual BRICS summit, was held last 3–5 September 2017 in Xiamen, China and was attended by the heads of state or heads of government of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. In the BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration, BRICS leaders encouraged the NDB to fully

Jul 10,2017

FMO and Finnfund officially withdraw from Agua Zarca project

Two of the primary backers of the Agua Zarca hydropower dam project in Honduras have officially announced their exit from the project following years of campaigning by local indigenous groups and criticism from international civil society organizations. In a press release issued on July 6, the D

Jul 07,2017 by Coalition

Presentation: The Private Sector in Development

Coalition Coordinator, Gretchen Gordon, recently participated in a webinar hosted by the CIVICUS World Alliance for the launch of their report, ‘State of Civil Society 2017.’ Gordon’s presentation, based on her guest essay accompanying the report, focused on how the private sector is pl

Jun 29,2017 by members

Report: World Bank linked to forced labor in Uzbekistan

(Photo: Human Rights Watch) The World Bank is providing cover for a government system of child labor and forced labor in Uzbekistan, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch and the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights. The report, “‘We Can’t Refuse to Pick Cotton’: Forced and Ch

Jun 14,2017 by members

Asian CSOs Convene Workshop on Accountability in Bangkok

Representatives from 35 civil society organizations and community groups based in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia participated in a workshop on how individuals and communities harmed by development projects can seek recourse.

May 25,2017 by members

New Resources for Communities Taking On Private Sector Development

Coalition member Inclusive Development International has released two new resources to aid communities in the context of private sector development projects. The Community Guide to the International Finance Corporation is a resource for people adversely affected by IFC-funded proje

May 25,2017

Civil Society Calls for ADB Accountability

Civil society groups raised a number of issues at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting. While the Bank, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, praised civil society as “key partners,” the groups present called on the Bank to increase its accountability, to s

Apr 27,2017 by members

Asian Peoples Call For an End to ADB Immunity

A number of civil society organizations in Asia, including People’s Forum Against ADB and coalition member NGO Forum on ADB have launched a call challenging the immunity of the Asian Development Bank. The organizations, along with community representatives, youth associations, and stu

Apr 09,2017 by members

Colombian Town Votes NO on Dirty Mine

Congratulations to the residents of Cajamarca, Colombia! After years of protest against a proposed gold mine to be constructed in their town, the residents of Cajamarca recently voted in a referendum to decide if ‘La Colosa’, the proposed mine operated by AngloGold, would be built or not. 98%

Mar 17,2017 by members

New Report Highlights Harmful and High Risk Projects in Southeast Asia

A new report by Coalition members Accountability Counsel, Bank Information Center, Inclusive Development International, and Urgewald, together with 11.11.11, Ulu Foundation, and Tarkapaw Youth Group, reveals harmful, hidden investments by the International Finance Corporation, the pri

Mar 09,2017

UN Human Rights Chief Denounces Human Rights Abuses Associated with Large Infrastructure Projects

In an op-ed published by the Miami Herald, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein calls attention to threats faced by human rights defenders who seek to ensure that infrastructure projects are conducted in a manner consistent with human rights obligations

Mar 08,2017

Honduran farmers file lawsuit against the International Finance Corporation

A group of farmers from Honduras’s Bajo Aguan region have filed suit against the International Finance Corporation, the private finance body of the World Bank. According to the plaintiffs, more than 100 people have been murdered in the Bajo Aguan region since 2009 as a result of conflict between

Mar 08,2017 by Coalition

Impact Report 2016

Read the full report: English | Spanish | French Partnering with Communities to Defend Human Rights In 2016 the Coalition engaged in partnerships with communities around the world to connect community struggles with strategic resources and campaign support and to bring community expe

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