Accountability

There are several international bodies and mechanisms that can receive petitions/complaints from individuals and groups negatively affected by State action or internationally funded projects. Access to these processes will depend on where international funding is coming from or to which treaties a country is Party. Below we provide a summary of human rights mechanisms that can receive complaints  as well as international financial institution mechanisms.  Please note that it is likely that many REDD+ initiatives and broader forestry activities are funded by sovereign wealth funds and national development banks, which may also have grievance or complaint mechanisms. These are not yet included on this site but should be added in the future.