World Bank: Impunity for disability discrimination
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The 15, April 8 -- strong World Bank, which has funded over 12,000 development projects worldwide since 1947, is an international institution with a superlative reputation for its sustained efforts to end poverty in the developing world-with loans, interest-free credit and outright grants.
But it has come under heavy fire for its blatant violations of disability rights-an area where no US labour laws are applicable because the Washington-based institution enjoys diplomatic immunity.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a spokesperson for the Disability Support Group at the World Bank told IPS the Bank has been hiding behind its diplomatic immunity for decades to cover up abuse of staff ranging from sexual harassment to institutional disc...
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