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 undertook a visit to São José do Campos as part of its investigation of case BR-MICI006-2011

Arantxa Villanueva, Coordinator of the Verification of Compliance Phase, lead the team that was carrying out a mission to Sao Jose dos Campos (Brazil) from 25 to 30 July as part of the investigation for the "SJDC Urban Structuring Program" case.

Experts for the BR-MICI-006-2011 Case visit IDB headquarters.

Philippe Hanna and Guillermo Tejeiro, consultants selected from the Roster of Experts who are participating in the investigation of the “São José dos Campos Urban Structuring Program”, visited IDB headquarters on June 21 and 22.

Press release. Case MICI-PR-2016-0101.

A team from MICI will visit Asuncion as part of the process of determining the admissibility of the complaint submitted by a group of shop owners related to the IDB’s financing of a Project for the Modernization of the Metropolitan Public Transport.

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Other news

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.

MICI Dissemination Activities for IDB Group Staff

MICI carries out dissemination activities and participates regularly in orientation sessions for IDB Group staff in Washington DC and in country offices. The objective of these sessions is to familiarize staff with the Mechanism, its procedures, and the important accountability role it plays within the Group.

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