Complaint: Maladministration in the EIB’s appraisal and monitoring of the Nam Theun 2 dam in Laos
Official document | 6 April 2016
Eleven years after the European Investment Bank’s decision to support the construction of the Nam Theun 2 Dam in Laos and after the International Panel of Experts found social and environmental programmes to fail in mitigating the project’s impacts, CEE Bankwatch Network submitted this complaint to the EIB Complaints Office with regards to maladministration in the EIB’s appraisal and monitoring of the project.
The European Investment Bank as an EU institution based on the principles of democracy, rule of law and respect for fundamental rights, has a sole responsibility to ensure that it supports development carried out in a manner in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realised. Bankwatch calls on the European Investment Bank to act to ensure the project’s compliance with environmental and social standards, the Concession Agreement and universal human rights.
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