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Inspection Panel Registers Request for Inspection of Cameroon Hydropower Project
The Inspection Panel on December 22, 2017, issued a Notice of Registration for a Request for Inspection of the Lom Pangar Hydropower Project in Cameroon. The development objective of the project is “to increase hydropower generation capacity and reduce seasonal variability of water flow in the Sanaga River and to increase access to electricity.” The Panel received a Request for Inspection on December 1, 2017, from two former workers of the project who allege indecent working conditions and accommodations for workers, issues with the payment of overtime work and allowances, and health and safety concerns. The Panel’s registration implies no judgment concerning the merits of the Request for Inspection. Here is the link to the Notice of Registration: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Lists/NewsFromThePanel/NewsFromThePanelDisp.aspx?ID=315&Source=/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx
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Board approves Panel deferral of Amaravati investigation recommendation following new actions proposed by Bank management to address complainant concerns
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on December 12, 2017, approved an Inspection Panel decision to defer its recommendation on whether an investigation is warranted of the proposed Amaravati Sustainable Capital City Development Project in India. The Panel deferred its recommendation for up to six months after Bank management proposed additional actions designed to address the concerns raised in a Request for Inspection of the proposed project. http://ow.ly/gXMA30hcKfj
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The final edition of the Inspection Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series report on consultation, participation and disclosure of information, with links to all relevant Panel cases, is now available for downloading from the World Bank Group’s Open Knowledge Repository. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/28895
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Panel publishes its fall 2017 newsletter with stories on its new member and the release of its latest Emerging Lessons Series report, as well as case developments. Read the newsletter here: http://ow.ly/GgN630gQByE
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Imrana Jalal appointed as new Inspection Panel Member
Imrana Jalal has been appointed as a member of the Inspection Panel, succeeding Zeinab Bashir Elbakri. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
announced Ms. Jalal’s appointment on November 22, after it was approved by the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Lists/NewsFromThePanel/NewsFromThePanelDisp.aspx?ID=309&Source=/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx
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Panel participates in several Civil Society Policy Forum events

The Panel this week took part in several events at the Civil Society Policy Forum scheduled as part of the 2017 World Bank Group Annual Meetings. On October 13, Panel Member Jan Mattsson represented the Panel at a session sponsored by the Centre for Research on Multilateral Corporations titled, “The Value of Accountability Mechanisms: By Whom and For What?” Later the same day, Panel Member Zeinab Bashir Elbakri participated in a discussion titled, “Moving from Lessons Learned to Lessons Applied on Gender-Based Violence” sponsored by Joy for Children. Earlier in the week, Operations Officer Birgit Kuba explained the Panel’s mandate and operations to the forum’s orientation session and Executive Secretary Dilek Barlas took part in a discussion on the new report, “The World Bank Inspection Panel and International Human Rights Law,” sponsored by the Center for International Environmental Law. More : http://ow.ly/OCtQ30fRD8e
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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, click here: http://www.iilj.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/The-World-Bank-Inspection-Panel-FINAL-REPORT.pdf
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Join us at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) today at Preston Auditorium for the release of the report “Emerging Lessons on Consultation, Participation and Disclosure of Information,” a new report from the Inspection Panel.
Watch the event live here: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Live_Streaming_Video.aspx
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Emerging Lessons on Consultation, Participation and Disclosure of Information

Inspection Panel Chairman Gonzalo Castro de la Mata discusses the latest report in the Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series in this video. The report, “Emerging Lessons on Consultation, Participation and Disclosure of Information,” will be released on October 10 as part of the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings. Watch video here: https://youtu.be/Kho4g61z30s
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