Mar 16,2016 by Coalition

Coalition urges World Bank to meaningfully address human rights

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development submitted recommendations today urging the World Bank to amend its proposed Environmental and Social Framework to meaningfully address human rights. The submission addresses arguments that have been put forward against embracing human rights an

Mar 09,2016 by Coalition

Tell Deadly Dam Builders that Enough is Enough!

Follow this action alert to tell FMO, Finnfund, CABEI, Voith and Siemens to immediately pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam and to not get involved in any other projects on the land of the indigenous Lenca people. intlrv.rs/StopAguaZarca.

Mar 05,2016 by Coalition

Statement on Assassination of Indigenous Defender Berta Cáceres

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development expresses our deep sadness and outrage at the assassination this week of indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres. Berta was the coordinator and co-founder of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras, COPINH. She fought to d

Feb 06,2016 by Coalition

World Bank safeguard consultations end March 15

The final consultation period for the World Bank’s revision of its social and environmental safeguard policies will end on March 15th, 2016. Comments on the proposed draft safeguards framework can be submitted until that date to safeguardconsult@worldbank.org. You can find more inform

Feb 02,2016 by Coalition

US government moves forward with Power Africa funding

Yesterday, the U.S. Congress passed the Electrify Africa Act, promoting investment in access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. The Electrify Africa Act in part formalizes Power Africa – a U.S.- led initiative to work with African governments, the World Bank, African Development Ba

Nov 16,2015 by Coalition

Why Development Finance matters for Business and Human Rights

As the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights opens today in Geneva, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable today released a new factsheet: 10 reasons why development finance matters for business and human rights. For groups worki

Oct 23,2015 by Coalition

Groups Urge the AIIB to Hold a Real Consultation on its Draft Policies

Members and allies of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development sent a letter today to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank criticizing the institution’s consultation process for its new social and environmental framework. The letter cites that the English-only, online consul

Oct 13,2015 by Coalition

For World Bank, Ignorance is Bliss

The World Bank doesn’t require that its projects respect human rights, and has thus far refused to adopt such a requirement. Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and Elmer Campos travelled far from their families in rural Peru to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Bank, taking place in the capital city of Lima.

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 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 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 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 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.

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

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