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World Bank: Human Rights All But Absent in New Policy
(Washington, DC, July 21, 2016) – The World Bank has refused to acknowledge its human rights obligations in its new policy framework, Human Rights Watch said today. The bank’s third, and most likely final, draft of its new environmental and social framework, published on July 20, 2016, does not require the bank to respect human rights. Instead, it only references human rights in its non-binding “vision” statement. A subcommittee of the bank’s Board of Executive…
by Human Rights Watch
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