GJC and Haitian Partners Submit Letter of Concern to World Bank About Support for Mining Sector

Last week, the Justice in Mining Collective, with assistance from the NYU Global Justice Clinic and the Accountability Counsel, submitted a letter to the World Bank expressing serious concerns about the Bank’s support to develop the mining sector in Haiti. The World Bank is currently assisting Haiti to draft a new mining law. Contrary to the Bank’s policies, the draft law lacks adequate social and environmental safeguards and has not been developed in consultation with affected communities. In addition, the proposed mining legislation would violate the Haitian Constitution and impede the Haitian State in meeting its human rights obligations under international law. Read the letter in English or Kreyol.