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Online media briefing: How development banks enable harmful hydropower projects

Two award-winning activists discuss their campaigns against controversial hydropower projects in North Macedonia and Georgia.

Shuakhevi: the past is never dead

The past is never dead – In spite of warnings about its risks and promises of its safety, the idle Shuakhevi hydropower plant in Georgia continues to wreak havoc on local lands and livelihoods.

Digging in the shadows: Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s opaque extractives industry

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre analysed the human rights policies and performance of 30 extractives companies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with a focus on Armenia, Georgia, and Kazakhstan. In doing so, we aimed to draw attention to the major human rights risks and impacts within the region, as well as address the lack of information around business activities.

Georgia: National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Analysis of Georgia’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, courtesy of the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights Visit to Georgia: End of Mission Statement

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights,  12 April 2019 In our capacity as members of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, we have today ended our visit to Georgia (3 to 12 April 2019). We warmly thank the Government of Georgia for the...

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A breakthrough for human rights is needed after 30 years of the EBRD: Case Studies from Uzbekistan, Georgia, Armenia, and Bosnia

A breakthrough for human rights is needed after 30 years of the EBRD: Case Studies from Uzbekistan, Georgia, Armenia, and Bosnia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) stands out among multilateral development banks with the commitment of its shareholding countries to the fundamental principles of democracy and respect for human rights. As the EBRD celebrates its 30th anniversary, it is a perfect moment to reflect on the Bank’s track record, human rights policy framework and operational approach.

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Shuakhevi: the past is never dead

Shuakhevi: the past is never dead

The past is never dead – In spite of warnings about its risks and promises of its safety, the idle Shuakhevi hydropower plant in Georgia continues to wreak havoc on local lands and livelihoods.

read more
Digging in the shadows: Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s opaque extractives industry

Digging in the shadows: Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s opaque extractives industry

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre analysed the human rights policies and performance of 30 extractives companies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with a focus on Armenia, Georgia, and Kazakhstan. In doing so, we aimed to draw attention to the major human rights risks and impacts within the region, as well as address the lack of information around business activities.

read more