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​Panel Takes Part in Human Rights Discussion at the Civil Society Policy Forum

Inspection Panel Executive Secretary Dilek Barlas on October 11 took part in a discussion on the report titled “The World Bank Inspection Panel and International Human Rights Law,” at the Civil Society Policy Forum scheduled as part of the 2017 World Bank Group Annual Meetings. The report, prepared by the New York University Law School Clinic on International Organizations, examines how the Panel has engaged in human rights-related claims through its past casework and how it can support the Bank’s efforts in realizing the vision statement included in its new Environmental and Social Framework. Others discussing the issue at the forum were Carla Zendejas, director of the People, Land & Resources Program at the Center for International Environmental Law, and Mac Darrow, chief of the Millennium Development Goals Section of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Gráinne de Búrca, Florence Ellinwood Allen professor of law at NYU Law School, presented the report’s findings, and Angelina Fisher, program director for the Institute for International Law and Justice at the NYU law school, moderated the discussion. To read the report, clickhere.