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World Bank loan at human rights tribunal

21 November 2005

The Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA) recently filed parallel complaints to the IFC’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) and to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), on a US$400 million pulp and paper mill project in Uruguay. Complaints focus on violations of human rights law, a major international treaty on waterways, and of the IFC’s own safeguard policies. The CAO recently issued a critical assessment report of the projects and has proceeded to a formal audit, while the IACHR has launched preliminary investigations requesting information from the Uruguayan government on the alleged human rights violations.

violations of human rights, a major international treaty on waterways and of the IFC's own policies