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Canadian mining companies have some of the worst records for human rights violations, according to a report submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in 2013. It found Canadian ...
2020-7-4The South African Human Rights Commission estimates that there are between 8000 and 30 000 illegal miners operating in South Africa. According to the Chamber of Mines, roughly between 5 and 10 of South Africas annual gold production stems from illegal mining.The conditions in which illegal mining occurs have been described as being akin to the Wild West.
Mining continues to be a dangerous activity, whether large-scale industrial mining or small-scale artisanal mining. Not only are there accidents, but exposure to dust and toxins, along with stress from the working environment or managerial pressures, give rise to a range of diseases that affect miners. I look at mining and health from various personal perspectives that of the ordinary man ...
2017-1-1The National Child Protection study carried out by the Government of Ghana and UNICEF, published in 2014, found that transactional sex having sex for money or other needed items such as shelter, food and clothes and children watching pornographic images was the most prevalent forms of sexual abuse within the Volta, Upper West, Upper East ...
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.
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Human rights violations in diamond trading led Marange communities to petition the Parliament of Zimbabwe in March to ensure diamond mining contributes to the development of the health, educational and road infrastructure of the Marange community, especially areas affected by diamond mining.
Amongst the various mechanisms to ensure access to justice for victims of business-related human rights abuse, the Working Group was particularly impressed by the work of the public prosecutors under the Federal Public Ministry Ministerio Pblico and 27 State-level Public Ministries. Established under the 1988 Constitution, against the ...
2020-7-12Below are examples of allegations and company responses regarding linking development human rights. We also indicate when a company has not responded. Chad Publish What You Pay coalition Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic call on ExxonMobil to refuse Chads request to pay oil revenues directly to government instead of into escrow ...
1 The limits imposed on movement by countries around the world have forced people to spend much time at home or closer to home which has led to increase in social tension, sexual abuse
The Consortiums work aims to use knowledge about gender and security to end armed conflicts and build sustainable international peace. We seek to further the development of new knowledge on the topics of gender, armed conflict and security, while also bridging the gap between the scholarly research community and policy makers.
2020-7-7However, great help is still needed because most communities in Ghana still do not have access to good drinking water and water for domestic purposes. Inadequate power electricity supply in the big cities and towns and the total lack of it in many rural and sub-urban communities across the country, remain a major problem in Ghana today.
2018-8-5THE VOLUNTARY PRINCIPLES ON SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS Executive Summary Investors in large-scale projects, particularly in the extractive industries, face the difcult challenge of how to safeguard company personnel and property in a way that respects human rights and the security of local communities.
2017-8-1the impact of small-scale mining on women and children in local communities not involved in mining value chain. The methodology for the field research was
Ghana Human Rights Human Rights Concerns. Following the election that brought in President John Evans Atta Mills to power, Amnesty International presented him human rights agenda articulating the outstanding human rights conditions that will help boost the human rights advances Ghana has made over the past decades.
2016-7-8national human rights institutions, andor ombudspersons, which should be accessible. Mining communities in South Kivu stated that rampant corruption in both state and non-state institutions severely restricts access to justice. For the majority of participants, demands for justice after suffering human rights
2020-6-13A group of six University of Virginia School of Law students recently traveled to the Republic of Ghana to do field research on the status of some of the West African countrys ongoing human rights issues. The students, who are Cowan Fellows in the student-run Human Rights Study Project, will present their findings today at noon in Caplin Pavilion.
2020-7-7Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice Donate Now Get updates on human rights
The people of Teberebie near Tarkwa have many complaints against AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine. Some of the complaints include allegations of pollution of rivers, conflicts around the dumping of rock waste on community farms and lands, using the security agencies to shoot residents, payment of low compensation, non payment of compensation, loss of community lands, loss of livelihood and ...
This module introduces the Bonsaaso village cluster in Ghana. Students will learn about the different focuses of the Millennium Villages Project in Bonsaaso, including telemedicine and farm cooperatives. They will investigate and weigh evidence of differing perspectives about farming and mining.
2011-12-2tions and the culture of human rights protection can both be weak, a strong commitment from pow-erful mining firms to human rights is essential. Mining and employment Large-scale mining played a pioneering role in creating an industrial labour force in mineral ex-porting countries such as Ghana, South Africa and Zambia.