Jun 04,2019 by Coalition

PRESS RELEASE: New Report Reveals Uncalculated Risks to Defenders in Development

From Colombia to Kenya, 25 cases of threats and attacks against human rights defenders reveal how development financiers can fuel abuses or help fight them JUNE 4, 2019 – A new report from the Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the Defenders in Development Campaign reveals the ala

Jun 04,2019 by Coalition

“Uncalculated Risks” exposes threats and attacks against defenders in development

Together with the Defenders in Development Campaign, we launched today the new report “Uncalculated Risks: Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers.” With 25 case studies from around the world, the report exposes the risks of megap

May 27,2019 by members

Green Advocates and Liberian Indigenous Villagers File Complaint against SOCFIN

Green Advocates working with 22 Liberian indigenous villagers has filed a complaint with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman against the Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC), a Liberian subsidiary of  of Luxembourg-based agricultural giant Socfin. The c

May 22,2019 by members

IDI Releases 2nd Edition of Advocates Reference Guide on Chinese Investments

Inclusive Development International (IDI) released the second edition of Safeguarding People and the Environment in Chinese Investments: A Reference Guide for Advocates, a publication that provides a practical guide to the policies, standards and guidelines for Chinese outbound investmen

Apr 12,2019 by members

New Report on WB Coal Financing Released by IDI, BIC Europe and JATAM Indonesia

Coalition members’ Inclusive Development International (IDI) and Bank Information Center Europe (BIC Europe), with JATAM Indonesia released a new report showing how the World Bank Group is quietly bankrolling some of Indonesia’s most destructive coal mining companies despite instit

Mar 27,2019 by members

Cambodian Indigenous Communities Win Back Their Sacred Lands from Vietnamese Agribusiness Giant

Twelve indigenous communities in Cambodia’s northeastern province of Ratanakiri scored a major victory against Vietnamese agribusiness giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) when the government announced that it will return sacred and spiritually significant areas that had been grabbed from these c

Mar 01,2019 by members

Celebrating a historic win today for human rights and accountability!

The U.S. Supreme Court decided today that international organizations like the World Bank Group can be sued in U.S. courts for violating the human rights of local communities. Congratulations to the fishing and farming communities of Gujarat India, Machimar Adhikaar Sangharsh Sangathan fishe

Jan 21,2019 by members

IAP produces Community Action Guides with local activists and partners

International Accountability Project (IAP) released a new set of community guides to help communities conduct their own research and in the process define their development priorities and aspirations. The “Community Action Guide on Community-Led Research” set of 3 booklets provides clear an

Jan 10,2019 by members

Coalition members comment on resignation of World Bank President

January 9, 2019. The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, announced he is stepping down from his position this February 1, 2019 to take a position with Global Infrastructure Partners, a private investment firm that did extensive business with the Bank during Kim’s tenure. In a b

Nov 28,2018 by Coalition

Human Rights Defenders are a Cornerstone of Sustainable Development

Over 200 groups call upon governments and development banks to respect human rights and safeguard defenders On the anniversaries of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development (December 4th), the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (December 9th), and the Universal Declarati

Nov 12,2018 by Coalition

Release: Defenders in Development Campaign Welcomes IFC Position Statement on Reprisals

Groups encourage development of robust protocols for implementation given growing threats November 12, 2018 — Human rights groups and accountability organizations welcomed the International Finance Corporation’s recently released Position Statement on Retaliation Against Civil Socie

Sep 06,2018 by Coalition

Join the Defenders in Development Campaign!

Around the world, as megaprojects and investments are imposed on communities without their consent or consultation, those working to protect their lands and resources, fight corruption, and defend human rights are under increasing attack.   For this reason, the Coalition for Human Rights in

Sep 02,2018

UN Report on Criminalization of IPs

UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli Corpuz  just released a hard-hitting report on “the drastic increase in attacks and acts of violence against, criminalization of and threats aimed at indigenous peoples, particularly those arising in the context of large-scale projects involving extrac

Aug 15,2018 by members

Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

As we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples all around the world fighting for a fair, just and sustainable future. In many cases these indigenous human rights defenders are under attack – subjected to threats, cri

Aug 10,2018 by Coalition

Indigenous tell IDBInvest to divest from Guatemala dams

This week as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, communities affected by the Pojom II and San Andrés dams in the microregion of Ixquisis, Guatemala, filed a complaint with the independent accountability mechanism of the Inter-American Development Bank urging IDB Invest, the bank’s p

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