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Human Rights Struggles in Ghana's Mining

2017-6-19  unfavourable impacts, considered as abuse of human rights of people in mining communities. With several constitutional and institutional reforms, there was increased in the growth of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and awareness of human rights in the mining communities of Ghana

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Experiences from Ghana on Mining and its Impact on

2021-4-22  Experiences from Ghana on Mining and its Impact on Human Rights Ghana is a very resource rich country that is yet to benefit from the natural resources that it is endowed with. These resources include gold, diamond, manganese and recently oil. Over a century of gold mining in Ghana

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Ghana: Newmont hammered for Human Rights Abuses

The Commissioner, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ *LEG is a mining, environmental and human rights advocacy non- governmental organization based in Ahafo Kenyasi and operates mainly in communities affected by extractive activities in Ghana and Africa

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Mining becoming Synonymous to `abuse of human rights`

2008-10-9  DESPITE THE strenuous efforts of civil society groups coupled with the extensive media coverage on environmental and human rights concerns, diverse forms of human rights abuses are still persistent in mining communities in Ghana. A recent research conducted by Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), reveals evidence of awful human rights abuses in mining communities ...

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Ghana: Mining Companies Accused of Human Rights

2008-9-5  Mining companies have been accused of human rights abuse in communities of their operation, according to a report released by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ghana.

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Ghana: Mining Becoming Synonymous to 'Abuse of

2008-10-9  Ghana: Mining Becoming Synonymous to 'Abuse of Human Rights' 9 October 2008. ... Launched in December, 2006 at a Stakeholders Forum on the "State of Human Rights in Mining Communities", the year ...

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(PDF) Impact of mining in Obuasi Municipality in Ashanti ...

The study found that mining, which is an industrial activity, comes with negative impacts, resulting in human rights violations such denial of right to work, education and health.

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Emergency Action Needed for ... - Human Rights Watch

2020-5-13  The mitigation and reduction of conflict, criminal, corruption and human rights risks in all mining communities and related supply chains (artisanal, small and large-scale); iii.

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A decade of community-based mining advocacy in Ghana ...

2008-11-11  On 4th September 2008, CHRAJ launched a report on the State of human rights in mining communities in Ghana and the report confirmed the Human rights abuses perpetrated by mining companies in mining communities.

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Mining Law 2021 Laws and Regulations Ghana ICLG

2020-10-9  Ghana: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG - Mining Laws and Regulations - Ghana covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights

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Human Rights Struggles in Ghana's Mining Communities:

2017-6-19  unfavourable impacts, considered as abuse of human rights of people in mining communities. With several constitutional and institutional reforms, there was increased in the growth of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and awareness of human rights in the mining communities of Ghana

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Experiences from Ghana on Mining and its Impact on

2021-4-22  Experiences from Ghana on Mining and its Impact on Human Rights Ghana is a very resource rich country that is yet to benefit from the natural resources that it is endowed with. These resources include gold, diamond, manganese and recently oil. Over a century of gold mining in Ghana

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Ghana: Newmont hammered for Human Rights Abuses

The Commissioner, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ *LEG is a mining, environmental and human rights advocacy non- governmental organization based in Ahafo Kenyasi and operates mainly in communities affected by extractive activities in Ghana and Africa

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Mining becoming Synonymous to `abuse of human rights`

2008-10-9  DESPITE THE strenuous efforts of civil society groups coupled with the extensive media coverage on environmental and human rights concerns, diverse forms of human rights abuses are still persistent in mining communities in Ghana. A recent research conducted by Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), reveals evidence of awful human rights abuses in mining communities ...

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(PDF) Impact of mining in Obuasi Municipality in Ashanti ...

The study found that mining, which is an industrial activity, comes with negative impacts, resulting in human rights violations such denial of right to work, education and health.

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Gold mining company accused of abuse in Ghana - Business ...

2006-10-1  Human Rights Defenders Civic Freedoms Recent. Examples of lawsuits by companies against defenders. Issue Subpage Issue Subpage UN Guiding Principles at 10. From Us. Alongside its core work providing a platform for Human Rights advocates, the Resource Centre runs several focused programme areas and regularly releases briefings and reports on ...

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Emergency Action Needed for ... - Human Rights Watch

2020-5-13  The mitigation and reduction of conflict, criminal, corruption and human rights risks in all mining communities and related supply chains (artisanal, small and large-scale); iii.

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A decade of community-based mining advocacy in Ghana ...

2008-11-11  Recently, one of the effervescent human rights and environmental advocacy organisation in Ghana, WACAM celebrated its 10th birthday in Accra under the theme A Decade of Community-Based Mining Advocacy in Ghana Challenges and Prospects.

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Human Rights In Ghana – Stand Ghana

2020-10-1  Stand Ghana recently organized another successful Human Rights Education programme for several young people from the B.O.D Basic School at Burma Camp in Accra. The event took place at the premises of the Base Ordinance Depot Basic School behind El-Wak Stadium in Accra on Monday, December 17 th, 2018.

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Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Mining Sector

2020-9-2  munities can escalate and may include sexual abuse or rape. Human rights defend-ers face a multitude of risks and women human rights defenders can face additional, gender specific risks in challenging mining activity, including sexual harassment, and intimidation. Legal Frameworks addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Mining Sector

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How Ghana favours mining against ... - Mines and Communities

A 2008 report, The State of Human Rights in Mining Communities in Ghana, by the CHRAJ confirms this. Human rights abuses. But farmer Kamkam's grievances go deeper. He is also seeking justice for his 15 -year-old son who he claims was brutally assaulted by a group of soldiers and police employed by Newmont to block tresspassers.

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Ghana: Mining-affected communities raise concerns about ...

2005-6-5  We need a UK law to stop companies profiting from destruction and abuse Recent. Opinion The corporate accountability paradox ... Ghana: Mining-affected communities raise concerns about environmental health impacts of AngloGold Ashanti Newmont. ... Business Human Rights Resource Centre Registered Charity in England Wales no. 1096664 501 ...

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Home - WACAM

Wacam is a premier community based human rights and environmental mining advocacy NGO in Ghana with a community-based focus. Formed in 1998, Wacam has worked to respond to the social, environmental and economic problems that had resulted from the increased mining investment of the third gold rush. Our work is focused on community mobilisation ...

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The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

2011-6-21  the type or kind of mining being undertaken is capital intensive. It is a high-risk as well as a high reward business for mining companies and communities (Wood, 1999). The historical importance of mining in the economic development of Ghana is considerable and well documented, with the country‟s colonial name Gold Coast,

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Mining Law 2021 Laws and Regulations Ghana ICLG

2020-10-9  Ghana: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG - Mining Laws and Regulations - Ghana covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights

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(PDF) GOVERNMENT’S COMPULSORY LAND ACQUISITION AND THE ...

The 2009 Ghana Mining Report noted “injustice against the mining communities and lack of proper compensation to affected communities in Ghana is an everyday affair that usually passes unnoticed.”3 The report noted the inefficiencies and loopholes in the law and further recommended that issues of regulation over compensation ought to be ...

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IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A

2008-11-12  programme, with particular reference to affected mining communities in the Tarkwa mining area. The specific aims are reflected in the terms of reference for this project, which include: 1. A concise account of the growth and development dynamics of the mining industry in Ghana from the colonial period through to the 1970s and 1980s, from ...

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Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental

Centre for Environmental Rights and Lawyers for Human Rights Before mining can take place, mining companies must get permission from the government. In order to get permission, the mining company is required to assess the environment and learn about the community and consult with everyone who will be affected by the proposed mining.

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MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND

2014-8-16  It is therefore imperative that human rights form a part of the work of corporations to avoid gross human rights violations. Furthermore, it is important that human rights are conceived simultaneously with business particularly legal systems in Africa. 1.2 Problem statement Child labour is an unbridled practice in the Ghana cocoa industry.

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Mining-induced displacement and resettlement: The case of ...

2019-5-1  Mining-induced resettlement is the extensive process of planning and implementing the relocation of people, households and communities from one location to another because of mining projects, and all the associated activities such as the provision of compensation, livelihood restoration, and restoring or improving the social condition of the ...

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