Human Rights Watch: provide consultation on the new investment law

Human Rights Watch has called on Myanmar to address the impact of its proposed investment law on human rights and to provide full public consultation.

“The new investment law will be a legal cornerstone of Burma’s efforts to reengage with the global economy and international investors, yet the government’s public consultations have been deeply inadequate,” said Jessica Evans, senior international financial institutions advocate at Human Rights Watch. “If not carefully crafted, the law could make it difficult for the government to pass regulations to protect human rights and prevent environmental harm.”

“The World Bank, IFC, and other donors and investors should press the Burmese government for much more extensive consultations on the Investment Law,” Evans said. “It’s more important for Burma to get this right than to do it quickly.”

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