Leading up to the Mandalika International Street Circuit race, Indonesian state security forces imposed extreme intimidation and restrictions on local villagers, including unjustified arrests, restricted movement, and the recruitment of informants to spy on one another. These actions highlight a significant escalation in the government’s coercive tactics, contradicting prior promises of moderation. Amaq Bengkok, an… Continue reading “I Am Ready to Be Killed!”: Snipers, Informants, and Persecution Ahead of Mandalika MotoGP Event
In Lombok, the AIIB’s due diligence and transparency failures can be traced to the very beginning of its involvement. Before approving the Mandalika project in December 2018, the AIIB instructed the ITDC to conduct a comprehensive land assessment. The ITDC submitted a report stating that 92.7 percent of the selected land for development was “clean… Continue reading The Diplomat: Indonesia’s Mandalika Project Reveals the Dark Side of AIIB Lending
Mongabay, Hans Nicholas Jong, 14 June 2023 This level of U.N. engagement is “unprecedented,” said Wawa Wang, director of the NGO Just Finance International. Yet despite this, she said, “the AIIB and ITDC have yet to take decisive action to release key project documentation, address the root causes of human rights violations, and provide remedy… Continue reading Mongabay: Indonesia’s Mandalika megaproject still trampling on Indigenous community’s rights: Report
By providing core finance for the project, AIIB must take responsibility for its complicity in bankrolling the Mandalika project, where its client and project proponents have been implicated in inflicting human rights violations and fueling land conflicts.
The undersigned organizations have written collectively to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to express their significant concerns about the highly limited call for public input on the draft updated text of the AIIB Energy Sector Strategy.
Just Finance International and the Heinrich Böll Foundation are launching a joint report today which examines how the revised safeguard policy of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) fails to improve its accountability and transparency. Continue Reading
In the run-up to the annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on October 26–28, the Heinrich Böll Foundation presents an analysis of what transparency requirements the AIIB has met following the review of its Environmental and Social Framework for financing.
In the situation of the ongoing social and political crisis in Belarus, the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, while demonstrating the practices of the occupying government in their own country, continues to use the resources of international inter-governmental financial systems for the purpose of retaining their own power.
UN human rights experts raise serious concerns about a large-scale tourism project in Mandalika, Indonesia. “Where is accountability?” ask project affected communities in an article published by BenarNews. Wawa Wang, Just Finance’s program director, points to gaps in the funder Asia Infrastructure Investments Bank (AIIB)’s environmental and social framework system as partly to blame for… Continue reading BenarNews: UN raises human rights concerns for Beijing-based AIIB’s standalone Mandalika project in Indonesia
UN human rights experts today urged the Indonesian Government to respect human rights and the rule of law amid reports that a US$3 billion tourism project on Lombok island has involved aggressive land grabs, forced evictions of Sasak indigenous peoples, and intimidation and threats against human rights defenders. Read More