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Human Rights, Environment and Accountability at International Financial Institutions

Center for Human Rights and Environment

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2005–September 30, 2007
  • Location C√≥rdoba, Argentina
  • Geographic Focus South America

About this grant

While international financial institutions have an enormous impact on the lives of millions of people in developing countries, they are not always held accountable to international environmental and human rights law, globally accepted environmental standards and emerging norms. Multiyear funding will enable the Center for Human Rights and Environment to increase the capacity of international financial institutions to comply with international and local human rights and environmental law; encourage more participatory policymaking on social and environmental issues; and create more effective conflict resolution and access to justice mechanisms for individuals and communities affected by the impacts of international financial institution-financed projects and policies. A primary objective of the project is to test and develop more viable tools for affected communities to redress social and environmental impacts.The center, based in Argentina and established in 1999, promotes access to justice and human rights guarantees for victims of environmental degradation.