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GAP Letter To World Bank Asks for Debarment Clarification

Bea Edwards, January 14, 2009

GAP has been pursuing disclosures concerning the relationship between the World Bank and the scandal that ultimately brought down Satyam Computer Services, Ltd. of India. After repeated investigative media reports, Bank officials admitted last month to GAP that the World Bank had, in fact, debarred Satyam from direct contracts for eight years due to financial misconduct.

GAP Releases Report on Proposed UN Office of Staff Legal Assistance

Bea Edwards, January 03, 2008

After an independent UN panel found the existing justice system at the organization to be “…inefficient, dysfunctional and lacking in independence,” the international body embarked on the process of internal reform. As part of these reforms, the panel proposed and the Secretary-General endorsed plans to replace the current Panel of Counsel with a new Office of Staff Legal Assistance (OSLA).