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A short analysis of when social responsibility agreements are legally required under different types of logging permits in Ghana
This short briefing aims at clarifying when social responsibility agreements (SRA) are a legal requirement under the laws of Ghana and under the legality assurance system put in place by the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) concluded between Ghana and the EU. To do so we will first analyse how the requirement of SRAs has been included in laws and regulations for known different types of logging permits. Subsequently we will look at whether and how SRAs are mentioned as a legal requirement in the VPA and the Ghana Legality Assurance System (G-LAS) it puts in place.This short briefing needs to be read in conjunction with a previous briefing on the legality of different types of logging permits which explains these different types and their legal requirements more in detail.