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A Good Day for Rights: The OP-ICESCR Enters into Force

Today is an exciting day for the human rights world, marking the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR). This is an important step towards creating greater accountability for economic, social and cultural rights – including the right to …

What to Do When the World Bank (And Other Institutions) Finance Land Grabs: An Interview with Accountability Counsel, Part II

Last week, I posted the first part of an interview with Natalie Bridgeman Fields, the Executive Director of Accountability Counsel, regarding what people can do when the World Bank or other large institutions have supported land grabs. She described two important avenues for recourse within the World Bank Group system:  the World …