We urge the governments of Burma and India to ensure that the Kaladan project is developed with full local public consultation and participation; to ensure that the beneﬁ ts of the project go to the least advantaged members of the local communities; and to ensure full transparency and accountability for all stakeholders involved in the project.
The core members of the Kaladan Movement are the Arakan Rivers Network (ARN), the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) and the Zo Indigenous Forum (ZIF).
The Arakan Rivers Network (ARN) is a civil society organization whose vision is a future where the people of Arakan have the knowledge and the right to protect their rivers from destruction, enjoying total sovereignty over their main source of food and means of travel. Further details about ARN can be found at: www.arakanrivers.net
The Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) is a non-governmental, non-proﬁ t human rights and advocacy organization committed to promoting democracy in Burma, and documenting previously unreported human rights violations being perpetrated against the Chin people by the Burma army and State authorities. Since it was founded, CHRO has documented extra-judicial killing, arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, rape and sexual violence, land and property conﬁ scation, violations of religious freedom, military conscription and the use of child soldiers, and forced labour in its bi-monthly publication Rhododendron News. Further details about CHRO can be found at: www.chro.ca
The Zo Indigenous Forum (ZIF) is an indigenous peoples’ organization based in Mizoram, Northeast India. ZIF works for the protection of and promotion of human rights, in particular to the social, economic and cultural rights of Zo indigenous peoples. Its activities include awareness raising and education on human rights, promotion of traditional knowledge including campaign for the recognition of indigenous language rights, campaign and advocacy to combat child labour and trafﬁ cking, empowerment of women, children and youth, and management of natural resources. Further details about ZIF can be found at: www.zoindigenous.blogspot.com