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Inspection Panel Releases New Advisory Report, Hosts Virtual Discussion on Reprisals in Panel Complaints

Intimidation and Reprisals

The Inspection Panel on December 8, 2021, hosted a virtual discussion on reprisals against those involved in complaints to independent accountability  mechanism.      

Mary Lawlor, UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, provided opening remarks to the discussion, which was moderated by World Bank Executive Director Armando Manuel. Panelists included Inspection Panel Member Ramanie Kunanayagam; Chad human right lawyer Delphine Djiraibe; Salil Tripathi, senior adviser for global issues at the Institute for Human Rights and Business; and Maninder Gill, director for environmental and social standards at the World Bank.
To watch a video of the discussion, click here.
The discussion coincided with the publication of the seventh report in the Inspection Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series titled: Right to be Heard: Intimidation and Reprisals in World Bank Inspection Panel Complaints. The report can be accessed by clicking here.