From 9 to 11 October Peru is hosting this year’s World Bank and IMF annual meetings, where their governors will gather in Lima. To coincide, a coalition of almost twenty Peruvian CSOs has organised an alternative summit (from 7 to 9 October), titled ¿Trabajando por un mundo libre pobreza?, inviting participants from around the world to discuss the role of international financial institutions and alternative approaches. A dedicated page on our website will provide analysis of the communiqués, notes from CSO meetings – including seminars held at the alternative summit – background information on the annual meetings, the summit and CSO mobilisation.
EarthRights International examines how the Jam v. IFC case has helped to shift the landscape of accountability for international financial institutions by successfully challenging their claim to “absolute” immunity in US courts, potentially opening IFC up to further legal challenges in future.
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