Call for the EBRD to condemn retaliation against civil society
Advocacy letter | 21 December 2018
The space for civil society is rapidly shrinking across the world. This is especially true in the countries of EBRD operations, where crackdowns on freedom of expression, association, and assembly threaten the very existence of independent civil society. Given the EBRD’s unique Article 1 mandate to support democracy and pluralism, we request that you institutionalize the EBRD’s intolerance of retaliation against civil society and project stakeholders with a written public statement.
The letter signed by 44 civil society organizations requests the EBRD publicly uphold respect for human rights, and condemn any form of retaliation against civil society and project stakeholders in the Bank’s operations.
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