In 1999 residents of Hade, Kosovo were forced from their homes by Serbian commandos.They were able to return some time later and have been working tirelessly since then to rebuild their village and return to normal life. Now, they are being threatened to leave again, but this time the threat is comin
UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights argues that Human Rights are critical in addressing Inequality
UN Special Rapporteur finds that human rights are being entirely left out of the debate around extreme poverty and extreme inequality, even though the human rights framework is imperative in resolving these issues. The report criticizes the World Bank, IMF and UN for failing to follow up on any rec
A report by the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association discusses the importance of freedom of speech within natural resource extraction projects. Concludes the following: rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and association are essential to fair work on extraction of na
This article by Sasha Chavkin details a plantation project financed by the International Finance Corporation mired in violent land conflict and exposes the dangerous gaps in the IFC’s risk assessment and management systems when it comes to human rights. Read the article here
Jun 05,2015 by Coalition
Civil society groups around the globe call on the World Bank to hold robust in-country consultations on its proposed new safeguard policies. Read the letter here.
May 04,2015 by members
24 April 2015 MR. JIN LIQUN Secretary – General Multilateral Interim Secretariat Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Re: Letter of Introduction from NGO Forum on ADB on AIIB Safeguard Standards Dear Mr. Jin Liqun: We are writing to you on behalf of a network of 250 civil society organizati
May 04,2015 by members
For Immediate Release May 1, 2015 With 57 nations already on board the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as prospective founders, a 250-member strong civil society network made an appeal to the newly-formed bank to adopt robust safeguards in its principles, policies and operations.
Apr 14,2015 by Coalition
International Coalition Warns: World Bank Driving Hazardous Development WHAT: Demonstration – Civil society groups encircle the World Bank in “Caution” tape, demanding strong human rights safeguards WHEN: Friday April 17, 10:00 – 11:30am
Mar 30,2015 by Coalition
March 30, 2015- The Bank on Human Rights Coalition issued the following submission to the staff and Directors of the World Bank as part of the Bank’s ongoing safeguards review: Key Human Rights Concerns and Recommendations regarding the World Bank’s Proposed Social and Environmen
Mar 23,2015 by Coalition
The Bank on Human Rights Coalition is looking for a short-term technical consultant on human rights impact assessment. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more details please, see the attachment below. Short T
**PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release** African human rights body warns the World Bank on proposals to reverse decades of advancement in protection of indigenous peoples’ rights LONDON, 12 March 2015: In February 2015, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights met in Banj
In a letter addressed to World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues notes that “important aspects of the Environmental and Social Policy in general and the associated Environmental and Social Standard on indigenous peoples in particula
Feb 04,2015 by Coalition
The Bank on Human Rights Coalition was launched in April 2014 to support global action to make sure that development finance institutions, such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank and other regional banks, respect, protect, and fulfil human rights. Since then, the Coalition has grow
Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank January 30, 2015 Dear Mr. President, We are the Requesters, Anuak refugees and asylum seekers based in Kenya (Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi) and South Sudan (Gorom), who submitted a complaint to the World Bank Inspection Panel in September 2012. We have written
28 UN Experts sent a letter to World Bank President Jim Kim, to express their concerns regarding the Bank’s proposed new social and environmental safeguards. The letter criticizes the Bank for avoiding meaningful incorporation of human rights protections. Read the letter here.