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The World Bank Must Stop Funding Human Rights Abuses in Tanzania

December 8, 2023
Common Dreams

The bank’s funding for Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) has enabled a paramilitary force of rangers who have been involved in shocking violence, including torture, rape, and murder.

December 10 marks 75 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Today, instead of protecting these fundamental rights and fulfilling their obligations, governments and international institutions like the World Bank continue to abdicate their responsibility with impunity.