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Ghana - Volta River Project - Volta and Ghana documents China - 1950 to 1979 - Correspondence - Lester Nurick Peoples Republic of China [PRC] - 1980 - Correspondence - Lester Nurick Guinea - Boke Project - General Expropriation - 1965 to 1969 - Correspondence - Lester Nurick Guinea - Boke - Economic Reports and Letters - 1965 to 1966 - Lester Nurick Tunisia Conciliation - 1968 China - Membership - 1980 Shashe Project - Botswana - World Bank Documents Valuation of the Bank's capital - US, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank - 1... US Bond Issues - Taxes - 1964 to 1975 Interest Equalization Tax (US) - 1963-1965 Expropriation study - 1972 Immunities and Powers of the Bank and its members, Articles of Agreement - Volume 2 - 1953 to 1974 Opinions of General Counsel and other opinions - 1964 to 1977 IBRD Agreements - Arbitration, force majeure, security, de facto governments - 1963 to 1970 Human Rights - Basic Documents (Reference Material) - 1948 to 1969 American Society of International Law (ASIL) - Bellagio Meeting papers, 1967 American Society of International Law (ASIL) - Bellagio Meeting background papers - August 1967 Legal Memoranda - Articles of Agreement and Powers of the Bank - 1947 to 1974 - Lester Nurick General legal memoranda - 1951 to 1968

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  • 1947 - 1996 (Creation)

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17.86 linear feet of textual record; 7 photographs

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The files consist of correspondence, reports, legal memoranda, briefs, and printed items. The topics to which the records relate reflect issues of personal interest to Nurick or issues that he handled on behalf of his clients. Records relate to the World Bank as an institution, such as the Bank's Articles of Agreement, the Bretton Woods Agreement, sovereign immunity, the International Finance Corporation, immunities and powers of the Bank, and Bank membership issues involving China, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Iran. Also included are records relating to bond issues and finance, taxation, co-financing, and securities and investment. Some records relate to litigation, such as a Federal Communications Commission case and a case involving university tuition payments. Files on specific World Bank lending projects include records related to the Volta River power projects in Ghana (including photographs), the Shashe projects in Botswana (Shashe Engineering Project and Shashe Construction and Supplementary Loan Project), the Falconbridge ferronickel project in the Dominican Republic, and the Boke UNDP Technical Assistance project in Guinea. Records also relate to personnel issues, such as staff rights and obligations, garnishment, and staff compensation.

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Accruals are not expected.

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Records are arranged alphabetically by topic.

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Records are subject to conditions in the donor's instrument of gift and to the World Bank Policy on Access to Information.

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Copyright is donated to the World Bank and the records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • See Central Files - Membership files (WB IBRD/IDA ADMCF-05) for records related to World Bank Group member relations and membership issues.

  • See Central Files - Borrowing and bond issues (WB IBRD IDA ADMCF-09) for records regarding the Bank Group's borrowing operations and issuing of bonds.

  • See Central Files - Finance files (WB IBRD IDA ADMCF-10) for records related to the development of World Bank Group policy and financial management.

  • See Records of the Industry and Mining Sector - Liaison, partnerships and program collaboration (WB IBRD/IDA IND-01) for records related to the United Nations Revolving Fund for Natural Resources Exploration.

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

9 October 2008, 1 February 2011




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