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16 July 2019

Ghana: Communities see no value in feat of country being largest producer of gold as they continue to live in poverty

Author: Marlvin-James Dadzie, Ghana Business News

‘Hopelessness envelopes Ghana’s mining towns even as country becomes top gold producer’ 10 July 2019...

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25 January 2016

Company Responses to Human Rights Reports: An Empirical Analysis

Author: Menno T. Kamminga, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1

How do companies respond to their critics? Are there significant differences in responsiveness between industrial sectors, between the countries in which companies are based, and between the companies themselves? Do responses reflect the belief that...

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21 August 2015

Ghana: Chamber of Mines hails significant reduction in mine accidents, related incidents

Author: GhanaWeb

'Mines accidents down by 39 per cent', 22 Aug 2015: Accidents recorded at mines across the country, in 2014, indicate a 39 per cent decline over the 2013 figure, Mr Sulemanu Koney, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has...

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10 July 2015

Ghana: Minister of Environment proposes creation of environmental policing agency to halt threats to human life

Author: GhanaWeb

'Environmental police team to be established', 10 Jul 2015: Minister of Environment…Mr. Mahama Ayariga has proposed the establishment of an environment police team to address environmental issues in the country. This is aimed at improving the...

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30 April 2015

Ghana: Stakeholders explore ways to enhance mining's contribution to development

Author: ICMM

'Stakeholders explore ways to enhance the contributions of mining to development in Ghana', 30 Apr 2015: The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and the Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM) ... brought together communities and mineworkers,...

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4 February 2015

"Company Responses to Human Rights Reports: An Empirical Analysis"

Author: Menno T. Kamminga, Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

How do companies respond to their critics? Are there significant differences in responsiveness between industrial sectors, between the countries in which companies are based and between the companies themselves? Do responses reflect the belief that...

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28 February 2014

New Amnesty Intl. publication highlights obstacles faced by victims of corporate human rights abuses to access remedies; includes company statements

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28 February 2014

[PDF] Injustice Incorporated: Corporate Abuses and the Human Right to Remedy

Author: Amnesty International

This book seeks to ground the debate on the human right to remedy in cases of corporate-related abuse in the lived experiences of victims…[It]… focuses on four emblematic cases and exposes how corporate political and financial power intertwined with...

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29 January 2014

Prestea demonstrates against poor living conditions [Ghana]

Author: Issah Alhassan, Chronicle (Ghana)

The people of Prestea...[have] protested against...the deplorable state of the town and worsening economic conditions. Led by...chief of the town, Nana Nteboah Pra IV...residents ...carr[ied] placards...which...read: “Surface mining will kill us”......

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11 December 2013

Overlapping Land and Natural Resource Rights Creates Conflict in Africa

Author: Danielle King & Peter Veit, World Resources Institute

Land use conflicts between communities and mining companies...are common across Africa. In much of Africa, the bundle of land rights that most rural people legally hold is relatively small—usually limited to surface rights and certain rights to some...

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