Dec 17, 2015 by members

Nigerian Groups Demand Human Rights at World Bank

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December 17, 2015 – Nigerian civil society organizations met in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria as the World Bank consults with the Nigerian government regarding a large-scale revision of the Bank’s social and environmental safeguard policies. The groups called on the Bank to adopt strong requirements to ensure that human rights are respected in the context of development activities. “Our paramount concern is that the new framework fails to require respect for human rights or robust due diligence to ensure protection of human rights within World Bank-financed activities. We fear that, if adopted as is, the draft [policy framework] will significantly increase development-related human rights violations.” Read the statement here.