Protecting profits over people
- By Kevin Woods and Daniel Aguirre | Monday, 24 November 2014
- Kevin Woods of the Amsterdam Based Transnational Institute and I have published an opinion piece in this week’s Myanmar Times. I hope this is the first of many collaborations between TNI and the ICJ in Myanmar.
- ‘Myanmar is in the process of formulating an investment law and a land use policy that when combined will lay the foundations of development for the country. As it stands, these proposed instruments could have an adverse impact on human rights, and in particular land rights. With these texts being shaped by international financial institutions and foreign governments, the concern is that these instruments will undemocratically privilege the “rights” of the powerful over the rights of those affected by their investments.’
For the full article see: http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12356-protecting-profits-over-people.html
Our Article has also been picked up by the Democratic Voice of Burma at: https://www.dvb.no/analysis/protecting-profits-over-people-burma-myanmar/46229