In February 2015, CCSI sent comments to the World Bank regarding its draft Environmental and Social Framework. This took place in the context of the Bank’s consultations on the review and update of its safeguards policies. CCSI’s comments focused on ensuring consistent and comprehensive application of the framework, and on the need to more expansively incorporate human rights standards. The memo also underlined the need to protect all legitimate tenure rights, including those not currently recognized by national law, and to limit the permissibility of forced evictions. In addition, the comments include proposed amendments that would ensure that government borrowers cannot suspend vital protections to indigenous peoples.
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment,
Comments on the World Bank’s Revised Draft Environmental and Social Framework,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sustainable_investment_staffpubs/46