News and Update: Independent People’s Tribunal on The World Bank in India, 21-24 September 2007

Over a hundred people from across India will present testimony at the Independent People’s Tribunal on the World Bank in India this month. From 21-24 September intellectuals, grassroots activists, and those willing to come forward to speak about the impact of World Bank projects and policies on their communities will convene at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Download the Tribunal Concept Note (in Hindi).

Download the Tribunal Concept Note (in English).

Please circulate this widely! Please register NOW!

A Tribunal of this nature on the World Bank will be the first of its kind in India. The Tribunal endeavours to investigate the effects of the Bank’s policies, not only sectorally, but also nationally and institutionally. Key groups, individuals and organizations are playing the roles of presenters and advisors.

The list of Jury members include:

Professor Amit Bhaduri
Mahasweta Devi
Meher Engineer
Ramaswamy Iyer
Prabash Joshi
Abid Hassan Minto
Alejandro Nada
Bruce Rich
Aruna Roy
Arundhati Roy
Justice P.B. Sawant
S.P. Shukla
Sulak Sivaraksa
Justice Suresh
Justice Usha

The date of the tribunal has been set for 21-24 September 2007. The venue is Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

The agenda is very full with over 50 organizations participating in what is sure to be a powerful set of assessments of the World Bank. Please find the programme schedule attached. Many groups are planning additional events in the evening sessions including a Film festival as well as discussion groups with prominent activists and academics. We will forward that schedule as soon as it becomes available.

Registration is open! Download the program.

The registration form is available at www.worldbanktribunal.org. Please post or email it in as soon as possible. You can download the form, and save it to your computer. Open the file, and fill in the form itself on your computer, and send it back to secretariat@worldbanktribunal.org with the subject: REGISTRATION. Alternatively, you can print it out and send it via post to the address on the form.

Organisers making arrangements and want to make sure enough space, meals, literature, water, etc. for everyone.

Please circulate this widely!

For more details on how to get involved please visit: www.worldbanktribunal.org

Check the Tribunal Blog!

Join the mailinglist!

Or write to: secretariat@worldbanktribunal.org

World Bank Tribunal Secretariat:
C/O WGT, Flat No. 14, Supreme Enclave, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, New Delhi 110 091
Contact: Deepika D’Souza: +91 98200 39557/ Harsh Dobhal: +91 98185 69021

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