Aug 14,2014 by members

Bad Example

A statement from Bank on Human Rights Coalition member, Conectas Direitos Humanos.  New World Bank Framework Rolls Back Human Rights Protections The World Bank is poised to ease its requirements and roll back the protection for populations affected by large projects and public policies. The ch

Aug 01,2014

World Bank denies safeguards compromised

By Narayan Lakshman The World Bank hit back at a wide coalition of NGOs on Wednesday saying that it was in fact broadening environmental and community safeguards. Fending off allegations that it was “watering down” environmental and community safeguards for its lending activities and possibl

Jul 30,2014

World Bank rolling back safeguards

The following is an excerpt from an article published in the Hindu on July 30th, 2014. World Bank rolling back safeguards: Leaked report By Narayan Lakshman The World Bank may be on the verge of rolling back a wide range of in-built environmental and community protections surrounding its developm

Jul 29,2014 by Coalition

Press Release

For Immediate Release World Bank: Reject Plan to Roll Back Safeguards Plan Risks Harm to Communities Affected by Development (Washington, DC, July 28, 2014) – A leaked draft of the World Bank’s proposed new social and environmental policies reveals significant erosion of protections for commun

Jul 28,2014 by Coalition

Statement to World Bank Directors

World Bank Safeguard Draft Rolls-Back Protections for People and the Environment  Key Human Rights Concerns The World Bank has repeatedly committed to producing a new safeguard framework that results in no-dilution of the existing safeguards and which reflects prevailing international sta

Jul 17,2014 by members

How the BRICS Can Run a Rights-Respecting Bank

Can the emerging economic powerhouses of the so-called BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – underwrite development in a way that doesn’t stamp on the rights of people who are supposed to benefit? That’s the big question following an agreement struck at the end of the BRICS

Jul 17,2014 by Coalition

A Call for Human Rights in the BRICS Bank

Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, an economic and political grouping known as the BRICS, arrived in Fortaleza, Brazil this week for the 6th BRICS Summit. A focal point of the two-day meeting was the launch of the BRICS New Development Bank to rival the World Bank, Internatio

Jun 24,2014 by Coalition

Fall Internships

The Bank on Human Rights Coalition is seeking qualified individuals for advocacy, communications, and translation internships on human rights and development finance. Click here to find out more.

Jun 10,2014 by Coalition

Bank on Human Rights: Bank for the Poor

Throughout my career as an activist, I have participated in the birth of quite a number of good initiatives and programs that were either hatched by my organization or which I have partnered and colluded in shaping, nationally, regionally and globally. However, when Jessica Evans of Human Rights W

May 21,2014 by Coalition

Letter to World Bank

As the World Bank prepares to release a first draft of its new safeguard policies, Bank on Human Rights members sent a letter to Bank President Jim Kim, calling for a policy framework that ensures that development projects respect communities’ human rights. Letter to World Bank Carta al Banc

May 19,2014 by Coalition

How to do Smarter Impact Assessment

During the Spring Meetings of the World Bank in April, Bank on Human Rights hosted a panel presentation: “Smart Assessment: Capturing and managing human rights risks” before a packed room of practitioners and advocates. Panelists included: Isabel Lavadenz-Paccieri (Former Ombudsperson fo

Apr 02,2014 by Coalition

Spring Meetings Events

Please join Bank on Human Rights for these upcoming events organized by the coalition during the World Bank Group’s Spring Meetings! Smart Social Assessment: Capturing and Managing Human Rights Risks Thursday, April 10, 9:00-10:30 am World Bank Group I Building, 1850 I Street, NW, Washin

Oct 24,2012 by Coalition

About EWS

The purpose of the Early Warning System (EWS) is to alert communities to projects funded by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) that may affect their rights. Armed with information about the project and the standards that apply to them, communities can demand that the MDBs respect their rights

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