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Safeguarding Human Rights in Land Related Investments

25 Sep 2017

Comparison of the Voluntary Guidelines Land with the IFC Performance Standards and the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework

Michael Windfuhr, German Institute for Human Rights, 2017

Safeguarding Human Rights in Land Related Investments: Comparison of the Voluntary Guidelines Land with the IFC Performance Standards and the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework

This study was commissioned by the German Fed­eral Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Devel­opment in order to help identify whether there are differences and potential issues in the VGGTs that are currently omitted or only partially cov­ered by the IFC Performance Standards or the World Bank Safeguards. It will also discuss how potential gaps might be addressed.

It will analyse whether there are issues that require closer examination and further investigation in order to provide a complete and adequate framework/international legal instrument committed to ensure the respect for and implementation of human rights.

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