Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

World Bank: Missed Opportunity to Protect Communities

(Washington, DC) – Draft Guidance Notes that will accompany the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework are inadequate to protect people in communities affected by the bank’s projects, 38 nongovernmental groups said in a letter to bank officials.    The framework, developed over the past four years, will replace the bank’s current safeguard policies that aim to mitigate potential environmental and social harm from the projects it finances. In a departure from those policies, the World Bank’s new standards place much more responsibility on borrowers and give them more leeway to police…

Read complete article
© Human Rights Watch -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter