Public Statements

The Oakland Institute applauds the passage of House Resolution 128, Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. Introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), the bill was co-sponsored by at least 108 members of Congress.
April 10, 2018
Today, the Oakland Institute urges Congress to pass House Resolution 128, Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.
April 10, 2018
We write to you regarding Green Resources plantation forestry and carbon credit project in Kachung, Uganda. As CEO of Green Resources, we are sure you are aware that in 2015, the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA), your sole carbon credit buyer, suspended payments because of the direct adverse impact of...
March 16, 2018
Over the past weeks, we have been humbled by the leadership of young people across the US, demanding that our country finally take action on gun control. Youth have always been at the forefront of social movements. From the Birmingham Children's Crusade and the Little...
February 28, 2018
Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute Congressman Ellison & Congressman Coffman, Congressional staffers, and the Ethiopian diaspora, thank you for this opportunity to share Oakland Institute’s experience and our concerns about land rights...
January 30, 2018
 Att: Erik Brandsma, Caroline Asserup, Christina Ljunggren and Kenneth Möllersten, Swedish Energy Agency Subject: Green Resources’ non-compliance to Swedish Energy Agency’s demands Dear Erik Brandsma, Caroline Asserup,...
January 22, 2018
L’Anywaa Survival Organisation, l’Ethiopian Anuak Development Foundation et l’Anuak Community Association in North America, forts du soutien de la société civile internationale et des leaders de la communauté anuak du monde entier, exhortent les...
December 15, 2017
Anywaa Survival Organisation, Ethiopian Anuak Development Foundation and Anuak Community Association in North America, with the strong support of international civil society and Anuak community leaders worldwide, call on the governments of Ethiopia and India to cease negotiations with Karuturi...
December 15, 2017
Manuela Ferro Vice President of Operations Policy and Country Services World Bank 1818 H St. NW Washington, D.C. 20433 Re: Environmental and Social Standards Guidance Notes Dear Ms. Ferro, We wish to express our deep concerns with the...
December 4, 2017
It is with a sense of immense relief that we share this great news with you today. On 27 November 2017, the Examining Military Judge in Buea, Cameroon, officially dropped all charges and signed the release order for Nasako Besingi, who was subsequently released following over two...
November 29, 2017

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