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Wunmi Mosaku visits Ghana

People before Profit: How Ghana can step up its commitments to ensure businesses are held accountable for human rights violations


The operations of businesses can have a profound impact on human rights, including those of employees but also consumers, and communities where they operate. Whilst some of these impacts may be positive, such as increasing access to employment, others may be negative and include forcibly evicting or re-locating communities, child labour and forced labour. Women and indigenous peoples are often disproportionately affected. The research findings summarised in the Policy Brief demonstrate the need for the Government of Ghana to continue strengthening its commitments to hold corporations to account for their impact on human rights and prioritise people over profits.