Human rights, Remedy and Accessibility (IPAM session)
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM GMT+1
The Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM) - a core element of the accountability structure of the EBRD - is responsible for addressing allegations of harm from project-affected people who consider that the Bank has not complied with the environmental, social, and transparency provisions of its policies. IPAM’S effectiveness as a non-judicial grievance mechanism is measured by its accessibility, transparency, and responsiveness to allegations within a human-rights approach.
This dedicated IPAM session will discuss the principle of “do no-harm”, the approach taken by development banks, and the role of independent accountability mechanisms in the context of the recently published UN report, Remedy in Development Finance: Guidance and Practice. The panel will be moderated by the EBRD’s Chief Accountability Officer and include representatives from civil society, multilateral development banks, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Henrik Linders - Managing Director, Environment & Sustainability, EBRD
Victoria Marquez Mees (Moderator) - Managing Director and the first Chief Accountability Officer, EBRD
Shereen Talaat - Co-Director, Arab Watch CoalitionMac Darrow - Representative, UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR)
Mac Darrow - Representative, UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR)
Arabic Simultaneous Interpretation is available for this event through the Interactio app. View the 'Attachments' tab above for details on how to access it. Event code: AM2022