Africa: Activity report of the chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations

Amnesty International welcomes this opportunity to address the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) following the presentation of the inter-session activity report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment, and Human Rights Violations.

Amnesty International is concerned that people across the continent may become collateral damage from actions taken by State and Non-State actors to tackle the climate crisis. Here are two examples of forced evictions related to energy transition in mining and conservation initiatives that highlight this form of collateral damage.

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