Human Rights, Economic Aid and Private Banks The Case of Chile by Isabel Letelier

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The brief this Discussion Paper fulfils is to provide an account of the major criticisms directed at the World Bank’s private sector-oriented projects, and to determine what, if any, consequences for the protection of human rights are revealed by those : Thomas W D Davis, David Kinley.

“Some people point at the new banks and say, ‘That’s why the World Bank can’t have high human rights standards, because it won’t be able to compete with new banks that don’t care about.

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