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Welcome to The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL)

07:30am – 17:30pmMonday To Friday


House No. 28, Naa Shika Lane, Haasto


Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL)

The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) is a rights based non-governmental not for profit organization established in 1999 and incorporated under the Companies Code 1963 (Act 179) as a company limited by guarantee.

The founding of CEPIL has its roots in discussions between Dr. Dominic Ayine, the Executive Director of CEPIL and Mr. Charles Abugre the then Executive Director of Integrated Social Development Center (ISODEC) regarding issues of public and private accountability in Ghana’s Mining Sector.

These discussions led to further thinking regarding the protection of the rights of vulnerable mining communities.ISODEC had then started work on a legal aid program for these communities but the program became still born. 

Who We Are

Mining Communities Human Rights & Legal Support Programme

This programme is designed to provide legal assistance including free court room representation to communities living in or around mining concessions.

CEPIL hold public and private actors accountable for violations of the Constitution and to ensure the protection of the rights of communities affected by large corporate mining in Ghana.

CEPIL has provided free court room representation to mining communities in the Eastern, Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Eastern Regions of Ghana.

The program also contains a human rights education and paralegal training component. CEPIL has trained paralegal in these mining communities

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