Export Credit and Human Rights: Failure to Protect

ECA Watch members Halifax Initiative, Both Ends and CounterCurrent, together with Brazilian organisation Forum Suape and Colombian organisation Movimiento Rios Vivos, published a new report entitled Export Credt and Human Rights: Failure to Protect. The report calls on states to fulfill their duty to protect human rights through the operations of their export credit agencies.

Failure to Protect uses several case studies to illustrate that ECA-supported investments are often associated with human rights abuse, despite the OECD Recommendation known as the Common Approaches, which provides guidance to ECAs and includes a reference to human rights.

The publication includes case studies on the Carajas iron project in the Brazilian Amazon, the Hidrosogamoso dam in Colombia, the Suape port in Brazil and ECA support for investment in Belarus.

You can download the report here.

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