Jun 04, 2019 by Coalition

“Uncalculated Risks” exposes threats and attacks against defenders in development

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Together with the Defenders in Development Campaign, we launched today the new report “Uncalculated Risks: Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers.” With 25 case studies from around the world, the report exposes the risks of megaprojects and ill-planned development on those who work to defend human rights, their livelihoods, and the environment.

“Uncalculated Risks” shows how human rights defenders face increasing threats and attacks in the context of development activities, explores the nature of risks faced by defenders in development, examines the role of development finance institutions in exacerbating or mitigating those risks, and recommends better ways to ensure development respects human rights and safeguards those who defend them. Read the press release and explore the report and 25 case studies here