Case: Budha Ismail Jam, et al v. IFC
An Indian fishing community takes on the World Bank.
Fishing communities and farmers are taking on the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the arm of the World Bank Group that finances projects by private corporations, for its role in funding and enabling the destructive Tata Mundra Ultra Mega coal-fired power plant project in Gujarat, India. In 2015, they sued the IFC in federal court in Washington, D.C., to challenge the IFC’s claim that it has “absolute” immunity from suit. Representing these communities, EarthRights International seeks to prove the IFC is not – as it believes – above the law.