7 October 2014
This page provides information to Civil Society Organisations and other actors working on forests, natural resources and community rights related issues in Ghana, and is continuously updated and improved upon.
We work with national lawyers to provide legal support in Ghana. One of the main ways we work with civil society is through a Legal Working Group – an informal and dynamic working group within which we discuss, prioritise, correct and progressively build upon the legal information contained on this webpage.
Our work has mainly focused on forests, but increasingly we will be including other natural resource sectors as forests are not stand-alone resources and their fate is often linked with laws and decisions from other sectors, such as agriculture, mining etc.
The following five briefings each focus on the legal protection of a key right that can support civil society and local community representatives in their work relating to natural resources and community rights.
‘Timber rights and felling permits in Ghana’: This short legal briefing intends to clarify which kind of permits are legal according to Ghanaian law, and which of those permits are recognised under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Ghana and the European Union.
‘When are social responsibility agreements a legal requirement in Ghana?’: This briefing is a short analysis of when social responsibility agreements are legally required under different types of logging permits in Ghana.