Accountability Counsel works to promote accountability throughout United Nations agencies and through implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Our recent work has focused on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the formation of a new accountability office at the UN Development Program (UNDP).
Comments on Development Banks and the Rights to Free Assembly and Association
On July 25, 2014, Accountability Counsel submitted comments to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, detailing the impact of multilateral institutions on those rights. Our submission discusses the serious risk that inadequate human rights due diligence and lack of oversight during project implementation can cause development banks to fund and contribute to serious rights violations. Strong accountability mechanisms can play an important role in bringing bank-supported rights violations to light and providing access to remedy to affected communities.
Read more in our full submission here.