It would be great to have your detailed view of how the IFC PF and Equator
Principles apply in US in light of what US is and is not signatory to. Also
how well IFC addresses civil rights.
Treaties on human rights include the right to health. we have had legal
opinion in the past that this is about progressive realization and that
decisions by government that would reduce health are then in breach of
In HIA I'm usually just constructing a justified argument to a corporation
who are concerned about their reputation, social license to operate and
investment risk rating. They are usually ahead of the national government
in which project is located.
I think the IFC PS anticipates your point and expects clients to act even
when government is uninterested. It's a loan condition.