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Mining & Communities: Supporting human rights

Type:   Guides and tools
Topic:   Human rights
Date submitted:   15/06/2015

Mining & Communities: Supporting human rights-based development in the context of industrial mining in Guinea, 2015 by American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI).

The Republic of Guinea holds one-third of the world’s bauxite reserves, significant deposits of gold, diamonds, and some of the world’s most prized iron ore deposits. To help realize the promise that exploiting these minerals will improve the lives of the people of Guinea today and tomorrow, ABA ROLI has responded to local peoples’ many questions and concerns with this Guide to accompany them in their search for answers, tools and approaches.

  • In Module 1, the mine life cycle, the changes it brings, how to participate in an impact assessment and monitor the management plan;
  • In Module 2, the rule of law, human rights and the roles and responsibilities of each actor;
  • In Module 3, conflict and violence prevention and tools supporting improved communication, negotiation and community cohesion, including consultation or community protocols and participatory land use planning;
  • In Module 4, the possible benefits of mining, and tools to capture mining’s benefits, including local content strategies, community development agreements, and local financial management;
  • In Module 5, ways to address and minimize impacts on land (compensation mechanisms, and resettlement), environment and cultural sites;
  • In Module 6, what people can do locally to voice their concerns; how to document and monitor (including baseline studies, community-controlled impact assessments, joint participatory monitoring) and options for access to remedy locally, nationally, regionally and internationally.



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