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  • 13 February, 2019

    A Long Road to Remedy

    By Sarah Singh, Accountability Counsel
    A way forward together. This was the promise made by the Rio Tinto-backed Oyu Tolgoi (OT) copper and gold mine to local herders. Now, after years of false starts and false promises, nomadic herders in Khanbogd soum, in Mongolia’s remote South Gobi, may finally have a way forward with OT. That is the vision offered by the historic agreements reached in May 2017 between herders, OT, and the local soum government. But will the agreements really amount to more than words on paper? We’re working with local herders to move the agreements From Paper to Progress.
  • 12 February, 2019

    Accountability Counsel Submits Joint Recommendations to AfDB Board of Directors on the Consultation Process of the IRM Review

    By Accountability Counsel
    Yesterday, Accountability Counsel and 33 global partners submitted a joint letter to the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Board of Directors, providing recommendations on the consultation process for the upcoming review of the AfDB’s Independent Review Mechanism (IRM).
  • 7 February, 2019

    Indigenous Communities Appeal to the UN to Help Rectify an “Ethnocide”

    By Tracy Barnett, Intercontinental Cry
    This article covers the Ngäbe-Buglé communities’ fight against the Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Dam in Panama, including their complaint to the United Nations Development Programme’s accountability office, the Social and Environmental Compliance Unit (SECU). Accountability Counsel provides context on SECU and the independent accountability office landscape in the article. More information about our recent advocacy to ensure that SECU and its counterpart, the Stakeholder Response Mechanism, are effective avenues for remedy and accountability can be found on our Policy page.
  • 7 February, 2019

    WB watchdog flays failure to deliver on commitments to tea workers

    By The Assam Tribune
    In this article, the Assam Tribune covers our case in Assam highlighting the CAO monitoring report which found that the International Finance Corporation and Tata Group plantations have failed to deliver on commitments to address serious health and safety concerns facing the 155,000 people that live and work on tea plantations it owns in India’s North East.
  • 6 February, 2019

    Pregnant women are risking their lives to bring people tea

    By Swati Gupta, CNN
    In this CNN article, Swati Gupta covers the gendered impacts of serious health and safety issues rampant on tea plantations in Assam, some of which are owned by IFC and Tata Global.

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