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14 Aug 2016

Valentina Stackl, EarthRights International

Indian fishermen & farmers appeal US District Court decision in case against Intl. Finance Corp. over environmental damage

"Indian Communities ask U.S. Court of Appeals to hold World Bank Group Accountable", 10 Aug 2016

[F]ishing communities and farmers asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to hold the International Finance Corporation (IFC) accountable for its role in funding a destructive coal fire powered plant in India. The communities filed suit against the IFC last year over the loss of their livelihoods and property and threats to their health caused by the IFC-funded Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant in Gujarat, India....In March, a federal district court judge dismissed the case after ruling that the IFC, the private lending arm of the World Bank, was entitled to “absolute immunity” from suit and could not be sued...In their appeal..., the Plaintiffs argue that recent Supreme Court cases addressing immunity overturned the D.C. Circuit’s decisions and made clear that the IFC was not entitled to the immunity is claimed.

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Indian communities file lawsuit in US court against Intl. Finance Corp. over harm from coal-fired plant

Intl. Finance Corp. lawsuit (re financing of coal-fired plant in India)