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Ghana: CHRAJ Indicts Mining Companies of Human Rights ...

The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has pronounced mining companies in Ghana guilty of various forms of human rights abuses in their host communities.

Human rights violations continue in Ghana's mining sector ...

Aug 24, 2011· “This is unfortunately the latest in a string of human rights abuses that have been occurring in Ghana's mining sector over the years,” said Keith Slack, program manager of Oxfam America’s oil, gas and mining program based in Washington, “The Ghanaian government should carry out a thorough investigation and bring those responsible ...

Africa: conflicts and mininginduced displacement | War ...

In Ghana, West Africa, a country with extensive gold mines, the Ghanaian Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice issued a report in 2000 that found “overwhelming evidence of human rights violations occasioned by the mining activities, which were not sporadic, but a wellestablished pattern common to almost all mining communities”.

Ghana: Newmont hammered for Human Rights Abuses

A recent research conducted by Livelihood and Environment Ghana (LEG) with the aim of compiling and documenting the human rights abuses in the catchment areas of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited's Ahafo Mine revealed very harrowing and deteriorating human rights situation in the lives of communities …

Abuses common in Ghana gold mining Report

Nov 01, 2010· Abuses common in Ghana gold mining. By Artis Henderson. The Associated Press. 1 November 2010. DAKAR, Senegal Foreign mining companies in goldrich Ghana regularly seize people's land, pollute the environment and violently suppress those who oppose them, according to a new report by a human rights team at the University of Texas School of Law.

Nottingham University,GLOMEEF to promote human rights in ...

The University of Nottingham, England, is partnering Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF) a media advocacy organisation to promote human rights in communities affected by mining activities.

Ghana 2017/2018 | Amnesty International

On 23 March, Ghana ratified the UN Minamata Convention on Mercury, which aims to protect workers from toxic liquid metal by reducing mercury use in artisanal and smallscale gold mining and protecting children from exposure. About 1 million people were working in Ghana’s gold mines, and nearby communities were often directly exposed to mercury.

Human Rights Abuse In Mining Communities In Ghana

human rights abuse in mining communities in ghana. 2010 Human Rights Report Ghana U S Department of StateThe CHRAJ investigates human rights abuses In September 2008 the CHRAJ issued a report entitled The State of Human Rights in Mining Communities in Ghana human rights abuse in mining communities in ghana,How Ghana favours mining against farmingHow Ghana favours mining …

A decade of communitybased mining advocacy in Ghana ...

Nov 11, 2008· 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 CommunityBased Mining Advocacy in Ghana – Challenges and Prospects.”

Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor Ghana | ...

In 2018, Ghana made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government secured at least 14 convictions for offenses related to the worst forms of child labor, approved the National Plan of Action Phase II on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor, and launched a strategy to combat child labor in the fishing sector.

Ghana: Mining companies told to stop human rights abuses ...

Jun 15, 2011· Related stories: Ghana: AngloGold Ashanti accused of human rights violations including use of security forces to intimidate villagers, demolishing village Ghana: Mining companies told to stop human rights abuses, be good corporate citizens; This is a response from the following companies: AngloGold Ashanti

Ghana: Mining Becoming Synonymous to 'Abuse of Human Rights'

Oct 09, 2008· Dubbed "The State of Human Rights in Mining Communities in Ghana", the report empirically show evidence of widespread violations of human rights of individual members of communities and ...

Mining becoming Synonymous to `abuse of human rights`

A recent research conducted by Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), reveals evidence of awful human rights abuses in mining communities, ranging from widespread pollution of water sources, deprivation and loss of livelihoods, excesses by security agencies and security contractors of the mining companies.

Ghana United States Department of State

2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Ghana April 20, 2018. Download PDF ... may seek remedies for allegations of human rights violations at the Economic Community of West African States Court of Justice. f. ... Governmental Attitude Regarding International and Nongovernmental Investigation of Alleged Abuses of Human Rights.

Ghana « Free the Slaves

Child Rights in Mining. Free the Slaves has built awareness about child rights in source communities that send children to work at mines. Many parents lack detailed knowledge about their roles and responsibilities in promoting child welfare, and there is a general lack of awareness about government resources to address child abuse.

Wacam angry over human rights abuses Today Newspaper

Wacam angry over human rights abuses ... and mining concessions ought to be defined adding that poor environmental impact assessment could make farmers in mining communities to migrate to the cities in search of jobs. Mrs. OwusuKoranteng consequently called for the strengthening of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703). Source: Ghana ...

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse Kwesi AmponsahTawiah, PhD ... for mining companies and communities (Wood, 1999). The historical importance of mining in the economic ... displacement and other human and civil rights abuses (Thomson Joyce 1997). This …

Celebrating 20 years of Wacam’s mining advocacy ...

Sep 10, 2018· The campaigns of Wacam and other NGOs on human rights abuses in the mining communities have contributed to the reduction of cases of human rights abuses in mining communities.

Mining and human rights violation in ghana a case study of ...

Feb 05, 2015· This is because the trade liberalization policy as prescribed by World Bank and IMF to developing countries is equally to be blamed for these rampant human rights abuses especially in mining ...

The scale of the UK’s involvement in ... African Arguments

Sep 13, 2016· Africa’s natural resources are being appropriated by foreign private interests who are leaving a devastating trail of social, environmental and human rights abuses in their wake. Over the past few decades, there has been a new scramble for African resources as foreign governments and companies have sought to control the continent’s reserves of minerals, oil and gas.

THE STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN MINING COMMUNITIES …

the state of human rights in mining communities in ghana. the state of human rights in mining communities in ghana. 11 i. foreword ’. 2. 15 ii. acronyms . 20 . ghana police service . 20.

Ghana: Mine Accident Highlights Risk to Children | Human ...

Jun 13, 2013· Ghana: Mine Accident Highlights Risk to Children ... to regulate the country’s artisanal gold mining.” Human Rights Watch interviewed 20 members of the community …

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

Impact of mining in Obuasi Municipality in Ashanti region of Ghana: An assessment of human rights concerns in mining communities ... and rampant rights abuse should mechanism not be put in place ...

Summary of Findings Child Rights in Mining Ghana v14

document the dynamics of exploitation and abuse of children in and around Obuasi, Ghana, where informal smallscale and artisanal gold mining occurs. While Ghanaian human rights groups have been concerned for many years about the enslavement and exploitation of children linked with socalled “galamsey” mining sites,

Chamber Regulates CSR For Mining Coys | News Ghana

Mining companies operating in various communities throughout the country have been embarking on different projects but have on many occasions been accused of environmental and humanrights abuses ...

Human Rights Struggles in Ghana's Mining Communities: The ...

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 also.

Human Rights Struggles in Ghana's Mining Communities: …

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 also.

Ghana | Freedom House

The Human Rights Court has been fairly successful in protecting the rights of ordinary citizens and opposition politicians against overreaching government agencies. Meanwhile, CHRAJ is the primary organ for redress of human rights violations in Ghana, and it …

Stop Human Right Abuses Mining Companies Told [Ghana ...

Jun 15, 2011· Mining companies operating in Ghana should stop human rights abuses – killing and maiming people and destroying their houses, crops, fishponds in mining communities, [Wassa Communities Against Mining] WACAM,...has said. “Foreign multinational mining companies have a responsibility to behave as ...

Child Abuse in Ghana | America Magazine

A recent study by the Rev. Francis Perry Azah, a priest from Ghana and a doctorallevel pastoral counselor, offers a clear and wideranging view into situations of child abuse in Ghana. Titled ...