World Bank declares itself above the law

https://www.pambazuka.org/economics/world-bank-declares-itself-above-law

The World Bank has for decades left a trail of human misery. Destruction of the environment, massive human rights abuses and mass displacement have been ignored in the name of “development” that works to intensify neoliberal inequality. In response to legal attempts to hold it to account, the World Bank has declared itself above the law.

At least one U.S. trial court has already agreed that the bank can’t be touched, and thus the latest lawsuit filed against it, attempting to obtain some measure of justice for displaced Honduran farmers, faces a steep challenge. Regardless of the ultimate outcome of legal proceedings, however, millions of people around the world have paid horrific prices for the relentless pursuit of profit.

A trail of evictions, displacements, gross human rights violations (including rape, murder and torture), widespread destruction of forests, financing of greenhouse-gas-belching fossil-fuel projects, and destruction of water and food sources has followed the World Bank.

The latest attempt at accountability is a lawsuit filed in the U.S. federal court in Washington by EarthRights International, a human rights and environmental non-governmental organization, charging that the World Bank has turned a blind eye to systematic abuses associated with palm-oil plantations in Honduras that it has financed. The lawsuit, Juana Doe v. International Finance Corporation, alleges that,

“Since the mid-1990s, the International Finance Corporation [a division of the World Bank] has invested millions of dollars in Honduran palm-oil companies owned by the late Miguel Facussé. Those companies — which exist today as Dinant — have been at the center of a decades-long and bloody land-grabbing campaign in the Bajo Aguán region of Honduras.

For nearly two decades, farmer cooperatives have challenged Dinant’s claims to sixteen palm-oil plantations … that it has held in the Bajo Aguán region. On information and belief, Dinant’s former owner, Miguel Facussé, took that land from the farmer cooperatives through fraud, coercion, and actual or threatened violence. The farmer cooperatives have engaged in lawsuits, political advocacy, and peaceful protests to challenge Dinant’s control and use of the land. And Dinant has responded to such efforts with violence and aggression.”

Continue here: https://www.pambazuka.org/economics/world-bank-declares-itself-above-law

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thanks to isabel for the link..

“At least one U.S. trial court has already agreed that the bank can’t be touched, and thus the latest lawsuit filed against it, attempting to obtain some measure of justice for displaced Honduran farmers, faces a steep challenge.”

not surprised..at all..

“A trail of evictions, displacements, gross human rights violations (including rape, murder and torture), widespread destruction of forests, financing of greenhouse-gas-belching fossil-fuel projects, and destruction of water and food sources has followed the World Bank.”

the world bank also spends time as climate scientists..such a wonderful organisation.. *sarcasm

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2 Responses to “World Bank declares itself above the law”

  1. The banksters and the BAR legal system must both be investigated and Truth & Reconciliation Commissions launched;

    The banks and BAR both operate outside any canonical jurisdiction from Office Row, City of London; they are in fact secret societies that are a law unto themselves;

    It is time to remove the legal fiction to be able to hold anyone accountable as a peer before a hearing or jury for doing harm or causing loss; and, principles of restorative justice be applied; restorative justice ensures the harm or loss ceases on the victim and applies restoral and restitution;

    The banksters [and BAR] are hanging on for dear life only because of the fear of punishment; hence, we have a Mexican stand-off; we cannot continue with punitive justice that was used by pirates on slaves in law-of-war;

    The truth is the law-of-peace is superior to law-of-war; we must uphold the law-of-peace and not become the tyrants we oppose; as that Great Soul Mohandas said: “There is no way to peace; peace is the way.”

    In Peace

    • thx Uza for great-comment 🙂
      we will post this here too bc is related to THEY-CityOfLondon
      & this-LAROUCHE ( we rememberXXX what he said it aboutLAROUCHE
      LAROUCHEalmost same way of thinking that some plp onProjectChamelot too
      anyway we still trying to figure out the WHY? of the last week
      here https://larouchepac.com/20170407/larouches-ideas-are-taking-over
      we hear the lawyerCOHN was talking withLAROUCHEcamp
      & this is the last-entry like we all know here is aBlast( guess is not figurative THEY-blast from the past
      https://larouchepac.com/

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