In October, 50 supporters of Pakistani cricket hero-turned politician Imran Khan were arrested during a demonstration against the IMF. “They kicked the people like a football,” Arif Alvi, leader of Khan’s Justice Movement, said. Khan called for demonstrations across the country, saying the IMF and World Bank-led policies were causing instability in developing countries such as Pakistan.
EarthRights International examines how the Jam v. IFC case has helped to shift the landscape of accountability for international financial institutions by successfully challenging their claim to “absolute” immunity in US courts, potentially opening IFC up to further legal challenges in future.
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