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A New Accountability Agenda: Human Rights and the EITI

Human Rights Watch (HRW)
July 2013

This Human Rights Watch report argues for incorporating human rights requirements more fully into the EITI Standard. It contends that fundamental freedoms need to be respected for the EITI to achieve its ultimate goal of strengthening governance in oil, gas and mining sectors. The report includes case studies from five countries [Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea] and warns that in repressive environments, transparency can be little more than an empty gesture and even be counter-productive.

Here is a response from Jonas Moberg and the EITI Secretariat to Arvind Ganesan, Darcy Milburn and Lisa Misol at Human Rights Watch, briefly commenting on the report.