Mongabay: U.N., rights groups flag potential violations in $3b Indonesian tourism project

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.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Increasing Loss of Transparency and Control by International Partners

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

The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Global Leader in Infrastructure at What Cost?

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.

An Open Letter : NGOs call on the AIIB Board not to approve sovereign financing to Belarus

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 raises human rights concerns for Beijing-based AIIB’s standalone Mandalika project in Indonesia

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 UN raises human rights concerns for Beijing-based AIIB’s standalone Mandalika project in Indonesia

UN experts flag rights concerns over $3bln tourism project

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

Syv internationale NGO’er dumper AIIB’s nye forslag til krav om sociale- og miljømæssige vurderinger

VedvarendeEnergi har sammen med seks andre internationale organisationer indsendt en kommentar til AIIB’s nye krav om sociale og miljømæssige vurderinger i forbindelse med investeringer i energiprojekter. Gennemsigtighed i projektprocessen er stadig et stort problem, især for udsatte grupper i samfundet. nvesteringsprojekter kan være problematiske – især hvis ikke påvirkede grupper har mulighed for at påvirke… Continue reading Syv internationale NGO’er dumper AIIB’s nye forslag til krav om sociale- og miljømæssige vurderinger

Le déficit de transparence de la Banque asiatique d’investissement pour les infrastructures

La fondation de la BAII, dont font partie les plus grandes économies européennes, a offert une victoire diplomatique à la Chine. Cette adhésion est justifiée pour qu’elle adopte les normes internationales les plus strictes. Seulement, ses principaux outils de transparence et d’accès du public aux informations restent évasifs.  Lire la suite