In Pursuit of Financial Justice: Local African Communities’ Quest for Legal Redress Against Business-Related Human Rights Abuses

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Laila Abdul Latif

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Mining corporations in Africa stand accused of violating human rights. This article gives a voice to the plight suffered by local African communities in accessing justice to remedy the violation of their human rights as a result of the business activities of mining corporations. It focuses specifically on the right to access justice in order to ask whether the affected communities get a fair and effective share of financial remedies to mitigate against the violation of their rights to health, clean environment and property. It examines two separate and independent avenues through which local communities access justice and asks which of the two, judicial or non-judicial approaches, guarantee these local communities a right to be heard and a recourse to financial remedies.

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ABDUL LATIF, Laila. In Pursuit of Financial Justice: Local African Communities’ Quest for Legal Redress Against Business-Related Human Rights Abuses. Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 55-87, dec. 2019. ISSN 2570-7558. Available at: <http://edu.uhk.cz/africa/index.php/ModAfr/article/view/209>. Date accessed: 28 feb. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.26806/modafr.v7i2.209.
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