Argentina

Accountability

Commentary

Using human rights tribunal to force Bank compliance: Uruguayan paper mill

The recent filing of two international complaints against a planned Bank-financed world's-largest paper mill in Uruguay is a unique experiment in bringing World Bank projects under the scrutiny of international human rights tribunals.

23 January 2006 | Guest comment

Finance

News

Latin America sends IMF packing

The IMF's role and financial health have been brought into further question as a result of the early repayment of two of its largest debtors.

23 January 2006

Social services

News

World Bank loan at human rights tribunal

Argentine NGO CEDHA has filed a complaint to the IFC's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman on a pulp and paper mill project in Uruguay.

21 November 2005

Social services

Analysis

Secretive World Bank tribunal confronts calls to open up

Civil society groups are backing official calls for reform of the World Bank's International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes - however, the future of the reforms looks uncertain due to resistance from developing countries.

13 June 2005 | Briefings

Conditionality

News

Parliamentarians go to Washington to demand greater oversight

Parliamentarians from eight countries travelled to Washington for the Bank-Fund spring meetings to present the…

13 June 2005

Finance

News

Charging interest on bullets: Calls mount for debt cancellation

High-profile debt cases in South Asia, Argentina and Iraq are leading to increased calls worldwide for independent tribunals to determine which debts are not legally enforceable.

1 February 2005

Accountability

News

Fugitive in five-star hotel, IMF foots bill

The IMF is paying the luxury hotel bill of a former employee now facing corruption charges, according to the Argentine daily Clarin.

22 November 2004

IFI governance

News

IMF’s “role put into question”: Argentina crisis evaluation

The IMF's Independent Evalution Office has found that the Argentine crisis has done sizeable damage to the Fund's reputation: associating it with inappropriate policies, creating a perception that it lacked even-handedness in dealing with member countries, and putting its role in signalling sound policy environments into question.

21 September 2004

Conditionality

Commentary

Lula and Kirchner want IMF to relax its grip

A new initiative to rewrite the rules of engagement with the IMF could mark the biggest change in creditor-debtor relations in a generation.

24 May 2004 | Guest comment

Private Sector

News

Argentina pleads relief from Bank tribunal

Some 20 companies have filed suits with World Bank arbitration arm against the Argentine government for damages caused by the freezing of public service rates.

8 September 2003

Accountability

News

Argentinian groups challenge IMF pressure on utility prices

Members of Argentine civil society organisations, Jimena Garrote and Ezequiel Nino, discuss a complaint filed with the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), denouncing the pressure exerted by IMF representatives in negotiations with the Argentine government.

1 April 2003

Social services

News

Arrest of IMF employee points to cover-up

IMF’s failure to clarify its role in hiring and assisting a technical adviser indicted on various counts of high-level corruption seriously undermines credibility on “good governance” agenda.

1 April 2003