UNHRW slams Tajik authorities over dam resettlements

Since 2009 some 1,500 families have been resettled from the are of the Roghun hydroelectric dam.

UNHRW slams Tajik authorities over dam resettlements

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tajik authorities have been criticized by the UN Human Rights Watch (HRW) for not fully respecting the rights of families being resettled to make way for the Roghun hydroelectric dam.

HRW stated on June 25 that the Tajik government has not provided displaced families with compensation to replace their homes or restore their livelihoods, despite commitments to meet international standards in the resettlement process.

According to the HRW statement, many resettled families have suffered serious disruptions in access to housing, food, water, and education.

Since 2009 some 1,500 families have been resettled from the area.

42,000 people are expected to be displaced by the Roghun dam and hydropower plant before it is operational.

To ensure that human rights are respected throughout the resettlement process HRW urged the World Bank and other potential donors to work with Tajik authorities. 

Last Mod: 25 Haziran 2014, 17:33
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