The workshop aims to explore the environmental, economic, legal, political, cultural and social implications of Amaravati Capital City project in Andhra Pradesh. This pipeline project of AIIB and World Bank is an environmental category A project and has garnered much attention in the country owing to the massive land acquisition and ‘voluntary land pooling’ scheme [LPS]. Moderator: Meera Sanghamitra (National Alliance of People’s Movements)

Speakers: Dr. C. Ramachandraiah (Centre for Economic and Social Studies), Mallela Seshagiri Rao (Capital Region Farmers Federation), Tani Merlin Alex (Centre for Financial Accountability)

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On October 31, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the landmark lawsuit, filed by the villagers of Mundra, challenging the absolute immunity of powerful institutions like the World Bank Group. The villagers are affected by the coal-fired Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Project, which was partially funded by the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank.

This will be the first time the US Supreme Court will address the scope of international organisations’ immunity.

Visit here to know all about the case.