MICI is launching a new web site

We are pleased to announce that MICI is launching a new web site. It provides improved browsing experience, more interactivity, and introduces new sections such as photo and video galleries and updates on our ongoing cases. In addition, the website is presented in the four official languages of the IDB Group: Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.

Case Updates

MICI-BID-BR-2016-0106 – Tietê Várzea Program – Management Response Received and Temporary Suspension Granted

On September 20, Management sent its response and asked MICI to temporarily suspend the eligibility process for 45 business days as provided in the Policy. They said that the aforementioned period would allow them to directly contact the complainants in order to address the concerns expressed in their complaint. For this reason, Management included a working schedule and an Action Plan to run during that time. MICI granted the suspension with a deadline of November 23rd, and notified that decision to complainants, who also received the aforementioned Management response. For more information see the Case Page on the Public Registry.

MICI-BID-CR-2016-0110 – Reventazon Hydroelectric Power Project – New Complaint Received

On September 16, 2016 a new complaint was received. On September 23, MICI notified the complainants about the registration of their complaint having met the criteria established by the MICI Policy. At the moment, MICI is awaiting the response from the Administration. For more information see the case registry file.

ME-MICI002-2012 – Mareña Renovables Wind Project (Mexico) – Compliance Review Report Published After Consideration

On September 14, 2016 the IDB Board of Executive Directors met as the Committee of the Whole to consider the Compliance Review Report for the “Mareña Renovables Wind Project” presented by MICI. For more information see the case registry file.

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Other news

MICI Participated in the IAMs Network Meeting in the Philippines

MICI Director, Victoria Marquez-Mees, participated in the 13th Annual Meeting of the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) in Manila, Philippines on September 5 – 7, 2016. Victoria spoke about MICI’s experience and general accountability trends, and formalized the agreement for MICI to serve as the IAMs Network’s informal Secretariat for the coming two years.

MICI Met with CSOs Representatives to Consult on External Consultative Group Proposal

MICI Director and staff held a meeting on August 10 with representatives from leading Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Latin America and the United States to consult them on the proposed External Consultative Group (GCE). The purpose of the GCE will be to provide MICI with expert advice for improving its performance and keeping abreast of accountability trends.

MICI Meets with CSOs to Discuss Ways to Reduce Risks of Retaliation

MICI staff met with representatives from three leading human rights organizations on June 29th 2016, to discuss ways to reduce the risk of retaliation sometimes experienced by communities and individuals who submit complaints to MICI. Issues discussed included the need to understand local contexts, assess risks, and provide confidentiality.

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