Human Rights and Extractives

Overview


This topic aims to help Government representatives integrate human rights issues into decisions on the extractives sector. Ignoring human rights may create risks for people, for social conflict and for the natural environment and mean Governments and citizens fail to maximise the benefits of resource development. This topic overview will outline the key human rights issues for the oil, gas and mining industries and provide links to the state-of-the-art thinking in this area.

This topic overview covers the following issues: