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20 December 2018

Five lessons from the field: How financiers can better protect human rights defenders

Author: Siddharth Akali, Accountability Counsel

"Protecting Defenders in Development: Lessons Learned from Nepal", 12 Dec 2018...

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22 June 2018

Commentary: World Bank lauds hydro project in Laos despite reports of loss of livelihood & undelivered land titles

Author: Maureen Harris, Asia Times

"World Bank shrugs off responsibility for hydro project in Laos", 23 June 2018...

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4 June 2017

Myanmar: NGO Forum on ADB issued alert on environmental & social impacts of AIIB-funded Myingyan project

Author: NGO Forum on ADB

...[T]he Myingyan project is an investment to “build, own and operate a greenfield 225 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant in the Mandalay region of Myanmar.” …A consortium of Sembcorp Utilities Pte. Ltd and MMID Utilities Pte. Ltd will...

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25 January 2017

As AIIB starts operations, civil society finds gaps in bank's access to information policy & proposed energy strategy

"The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) and the Bank Information Center (BIC) have jointly prepared Comments on the Public Information Interim Policy of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)...The analysis shows that the AIIB is lagging...

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17 January 2017

Low wages & corporate tax avoidance contribute to global income inequality, according to Oxfam report

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24 October 2016

Human Rights Watch report urges Azerbaijan authorities to end continuing crackdown on govt. critics, lawyers & civil society

Author: Human Rights Watch

"Harassed, imprisoned, exiled: Azerbaijan’s continuing crackdown on government critics, lawyers, and civil society", 20 October 2016...

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5 September 2016

Myanmar: Chinese investments to face tougher laws on social & environmental impacts

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29 August 2016

Civil society groups highlight human rights challenges in Laos as it hosts ASEAN Summit; includes brief on “high costs of foreign investment”

Author: Focus on the Global South, Civil Rights Defenders, Mekong Watch, FIDH, Sombath Initiative, International Commission of Jurists

"ASEAN in Laos: Challenges of Leadership, Human Rights, and Democracy", 27 Aug 2016...

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18 July 2016

154 NGOs sign petition calling on development banks to ensure their activities are not putting human rights and environmental defenders at risk

International financial institutions (IFIs), including the World Bank, African, Asian, European, and Inter-American Development Bank, should respect human rights in their investments around the world and ensure their activities are not putting human...

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28 June 2016

Vietnam: Civil society groups urge development partners to attach rights conditions to loans, citing harassment of activists, land & labour rights abuses

Author: Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

“Vietnam Loans Must be Tied to Improvements in Human Rights: Civil Society Groups”, 22 June 2016...

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