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​Panel hosts American University Environmental Law Students

The Inspection Panel on June 7 hosted 14 environmental law students from American University in Washington, D.C. Chairman Gonzalo Castro de la Mata and Operations Officer Birgit Kuba explained the Panel’s history, mandate and procedures, and detailed cases from Vietnam, Paraguay, Kenya and Uganda as examples of the Panel’s work. During the two-hour session, the students, taught by AU professor David Hunter, posed questions on a variety of topics including the Panel’s decision-making process, its independence and limits on its role, and the new Environmental and Social Framework that the World Bank plans to implement in 2018.