UN Human Rights Council and US senators slam World Bank draft safeguards

The World Bank's proposed safeguards policy continues to spark criticism. This time, 28 experts from the U.N. Human Rights Council write a letter to bank chief Jim Kim calling the institution "an increasingly isolated outlier" over its disregard for human rights in the draft safeguards. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury asking that the bank address "the serious shortcomings of the safeguards consultation process."

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.