Jul 15,2015 by Coalition

Communities take IFC to court

In 2013, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – funded 4,150 MW coal-fired Tata Mundra power project began operating in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India. Although the stated goal of the project was poverty reduction and development, it instead has had severely detrimental effects on th

Jul 07,2015

UN Expert: BRICS Bank and AIIB Should Incorporate Human Rights

The United Nations Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, today urged the Government of China to fully incorporate the UN human rights Guiding Principles on business and foreign debt into its foreign lending and financial assistance, including the BRICS Ne

Jul 07,2015 by Coalition

Groups Propose New Development Model for BRICS New Development Bank

This week as the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) met in Ufa, Russia to launch the New Development Bank, over 40 civil society organizations and social movements from around the world sent an open letter, urging the BRICS to break with the failed development models o

Jun 19,2015

New Story: Refugees of Development

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

Jun 15,2015

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

Jun 15,2015

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association 2015

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

Jun 10,2015

World Bank’s Business-Lending Arm Backed Palm Oil Producer Amid Deadly Land War

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 to World Bank: Ensure meaningful consultation on new policies

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

Letter from NGO Forum on ADB on AIIB Safeguard Standards

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

NGO Forum Calls on AIIB to Have Robust Safeguard Standards

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

World Bank Driving Hazardous Development

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

BHRC Submits Proposals to World Bank

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

Job Announcement- Technical Consultant

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

Mar 13,2015

African Human Rights Body Warns World Bank on Its Proposals

**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

Mar 02,2015

UN Forum on Indigenous Issues Raises Concerns on Draft World Bank Safeguards

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

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