Sep 21,2015 by Coalition

We Need Your Input for a New Human Rights Analysis Tool!

The Coalition is creating a Risk and Opportunities Analysis Tool to identify human rights risks and opportunities associated with development projects. And we want your input! The draft set of Standards and Indicator Questions that will drive the tool are now available for comment. Find out more

Sep 17,2015

World Bank Fails To Stop Attacks, Arrests Of Villagers Protesting Big Projects

Huffington Post: An investigation found that since 2004, projects financed by the World Bank have displaced an estimated 3.4 million people. When the populations affected by these development projects protest, they are often subject to arrest, violence, and intimidation. While the World Ban

Sep 15,2015

Groups Criticize AIIB’s Opaque Consultation Process

Civil society groups around the world raise concerns that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is needlessly fast-tracking the development of its safeguard policy, prohibiting meaningful consultation. A strong policy is critical for ensuring communities and the environment are

Sep 15,2015 by Coalition

Questioning Development Finance

Right now, your government is likely making important decisions related to development finance. Whether it’s the establishment of new institutions like the BRICS New Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or policy developments like the revision of the World BankR

Aug 27,2015 by members

Nepali Communities Seek Justice for Violations in World Bank Project

Kathmandu, Nepal, July 14, 2015 – Last week an independent investigation revealed serious abuses in a World Bank-funded transmission line project in central Nepal. The Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line runs through indigenous and rural communities, who have been raising concerns about the

Aug 27,2015

A New Development Model for the BRICS New Development Bank

by Gretchen Gordon and Deepika Padmanabhan. The blog examines the outlook for the recently launched BRICS New Development Bank and efforts by communities and civil society groups to forge a new model of development that respects human rights. You can read the blog on RightingFinance here: http:

Aug 27,2015 by Coalition

UN Expert Calls for Indigenous Peoples as Partners in Development

On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz delivered a statement on the state of the world’s indigenous rights movement. She stated that “increasing foreign investments coming into many countri

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.

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