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Senegal: Human rights of communities trampled in 'Gold Rush'

Headline Title:  Senegal: Human rights of communities trampled in 'Gold Rush' 30 May 2014 Rights to land are being sold from beneath the feet of rural communities in mining areas as the government of Senegal grants concessions to mining companies without safeguarding human rights in a flagrant breach of their duty under international law, a new report by Amnesty International published today has found. The report, Mining and Human Rights in Senegal, reveals that communities are being relocated without due regard for the impact on their livelihoods and access to food…

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