Nov 18, 2020 by Coalition

Coalition members and partners submit new recommendations for the AIIB ESF Review


On November 9, the Coalition for Human Right in Development members and partners (Accountability Counsel; Arabwatch Coalition; Buliisa Initiative for Rural Development Organization; Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; Center for Financial Accountability; Earthrights International; Equitable Cambodia; Gender Action; Initiative for Rights View; Institute for Global Justice; International Accountability Project; Oyu Tolgoi Watch; Recourse; Witness Radio) submitted a position paper to the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) Review team in line with the on-going review. The AIIB requested submissions from civil society organizations, stakeholders and other interested entities for the Phase 2 ESF Review.

With this submission, the Coalition calls on AIIB to incorporate in its new safeguards the policy recommendations from the report “Uncalculated Risks: Threats and Attacks against Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Development Financiers”, that will help avert, mitigate and prevent threats and reprisals against human rights defenders.

You can download the position paper here.