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Export credit agences provide government-backed loans, guarantees and insurance to corporations working internationally in some of the most volatile, controversial and damaging industries on the planet.

Shrouded in mystery, ECAs provide financial backing for risky projects that might never otherwise get off the ground. They are a major source of national debt in developing countries.

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ECA Watch releases report 'ECAs and Human Rights: Failure to Protect'

GENEVA - December 3, 2014.

International civil society network ECA Watch released a new report today titled Export Credit and Human Rights: Failure to Protect at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The report calls on states to fulfill their duty to protect human rights through the operations of their export credit agencies.                   

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Press release - ECA Watch releases report 'ECAs and Human Rights: Failure to Protect'

GENEVA - December 3, 2014.

International civil society network ECA Watch released a new report today titled Export Credit and Human Rights: Failure to Protect at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The report calls on states to fulfill their duty to protect human rights through the operations of their export credit agencies.   

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ECAs and Human Rights: Failure to Protect

Today ECA Watch published a new report on Export Credit Agencies in relation to protection of human rights.

The report includes different case studies that show that existing due diligence systems and ECAs practices insufficiently address human rights while considering supporting projects. 'Export Credit and Human Rights: Failure to Protect' uses several case studies to illustrate that ECA supported investments are often associated with human rights abuse, despite the OECD Recommendation know as the Common Approaches, which provides guidance to ECAs and includes a reference to human rights.

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