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dc.contributor.authorDossah, Veronica
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-11T17:13:28Z
dc.date.available2021-01-11T17:13:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/80188
dc.description.abstractBusiness operations in the extractive industries (EI) continue to violate women’s human rights and the environment in the communities in which they operate. In Ghana, existing laws and regulations do not preclude businesses from such violations. This makes it important to reflect on innovative means including soft laws which could encourage companies operating in the EI in Ghana to respect women’s human rights and the environment over and above compliance with national laws and regulations. This thesis examines the problem of land grabbing by EI companies operating in Ghana, the unique negative impacts women in mining communities face as a result of land grabbing, and how this affects Ghana’s economic backbone. The study suggests that respect for women’s human rights in the EI in Ghana would help Ghana to achieve sustainable development, and that this could be accomplished through efforts by the government and EI companies to adopt and apply legally relevant international Responsible Business Conduct standards and principles. The analysis adopts a gendered perspective to help highlight the diverse intersectional factors that are discriminatory towards women in an attempt to address issues of women in the communities where extractive business operations are undertaken in Ghana.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectResponsible Business Conducten_US
dc.subjectBusiness and Human Rightsen_US
dc.subjectExtractive Industriesen_US
dc.subjectIntergovernmental Forum on mining, minerals, metals and sustainable developmenten_US
dc.subjectWomen's Human Rightsen_US
dc.subjectLand Grabbingen_US
dc.titleRESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT IN THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES: PROSPECT OF RESPECTING WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS IN GHANAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2020-12-18
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Lawen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Lawsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerOlabisi Akinkugbeen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorLucie Guibaulten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerNayha Acharyaen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorSara L. Secken_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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