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15 January 2019

Dutch development bank publishes its first human rights progress report

Author: FMO (The Netherlands)

"Human Rights: An integral part of our investment approach - Human rights progress report", 18 Dec 2018...

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3 December 2018

Honduras: Berta Cáceres case sends message to powerful interests behind killings of defenders they can no longer rely on impunity

Author: Jonathan Watts, The Guardian (UK)

"Berta Cáceres case: a warning for those who would kill activists", 30 Nov 2018...

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3 December 2018

Honduras: Defender's Berta Cáceres' murder trial results in convictions - but politicians & masterminds escape justice

On 2 March 2016, the well-known Honduran human rights and environmental rights defender Berta Cáceres was killed in the town of La Esperanza, Honduras. The trial of those charged with her murder, which opened in September 2018, was monitored by an int...

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3 December 2018

Honduras: Seven found guilty in Berta Cáceres' murder were paid by DESA co. - but masterminds & politicians escape justice so far

Author: Nina Lakhani, The Guardian (UK)

"Berta Cáceres: conviction of killers brings some justice, but questions remain", 01 Dec 2018...

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13 November 2018

DRC: Communities file complaint with German development bank to resolve land dispute with palm oil producer PHC

Note: For a comment by German development bank DEG please see here (in German).

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12 November 2018
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23 October 2018

International Finance Corporation launches draft impact investment operating principles for consultation

Investors are increasingly incorporating impact investments – investments with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social, economic, or environment impact – into their portfolios. Despite this increased interest, to date there has been no...

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24 July 2018
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Con una actualización de datos que recopilan lo ocurrido en 2017, la organización internacional da cuenta del incremento de asesinatos y ataques contra defensoras y defensores del territorio por su oposición a proyectos empresariales, en especial los...

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9 July 2018

Guidance on developing effective grievance mechanisms in the banking sector

Author: BankTrack & Oxfam Australia

This paper reviews banks’ responsibilities and provides suggestions and recommendations for how banks can develop and implement effective operational-level grievance mechanisms that will be legitimate, trusted and meet their responsibilities under the...

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23 May 2018
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Berta Zúñiga Cáceres, hija de Berta Cáceres anunció que la familia ha decidido demandar legalmente al Banco Holandés del Desarrollo (FMO) por negligencia y corresponsabilidad en el asesinato de su madre. Afirma que tienen pruebas de que el FMO sabía...

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