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International Hydropower Association responses to concerns about partnership with Ethiopia - July 2011

In July 2011, International Rivers and International Hydropower Association (IHA) had an exchange on International Rivers’ website:



Before the exchange on International Rivers' website, International Rivers had posed three questions to IHA in an email message, including whether IHA had "spoken out against the human rights abuses in Ethiopian hydropower projects", or whether IHA would "end its 'sustainability partnership' with a government institution if serious and systematic government-sponsored human rights abuses occur in their projects".  A public version of those questions is here [DOC].  IHA did not respond to the questions in International Rivers' email.  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre then invited IHA to respond to International Rivers’ questions publicly, and to Peter Bosshard’s 18 July rejoinder.


IHA sent this response [DOC].