Send Us a Mailinfo@cepil.org.gh

coment

Mon to Fri: 8am - 5pm+233-(0)302543580

phone

masthead

In March 2003, about 7000 settler fishermen in the Digya National Park in the Afram Plains District of Ghana were issued an eviction notice by the Afram plains Regional security Committee, Afram Plains District security Committee and the Traditional authorities. The eviction notice was without provision for relocation, resettlement or in accordance with internationally accepted laws on forced evictions.

The Residents Sought CEPIL’s intervention to halt the planned forced eviction which according to them when allowed to proceed in the manner planed by the authorities, the eviction will violate heir rights to property, human dignity, shelter and subsistence, among others.

CEPIL wrote a protest letter to the minister of lands and forestry, who is responsible for the Forest Reserves on which the community has been living for the past twenty years. CEPIL used both International Human Rights Law and arguments from Center on Housing Rights and Evictions (Cohre’s) Manual.

The Eviction was suspended until April 2006 when the settlers were forcefully evicted by the officials of Forestry Commission. In a hurry to leave the land, many of the evictees were forced into a boat thereby exceeding its sitting capacity. This resulted in a boat disaster which led to the death many people.

CEPIL filed a suit in the Fast Track Court against the Ministry of Lands and Forestry and Attorney General for an order of Prohibition on behalf of the settlers. Hearing commences on 16th October, 2006.

Recent News - Inside

Latest News
on 28 February 2024

Queen Mother recommends paralegal traini...

The Queen Mother of Adafienu in the Some’ Traditional area in the Ketu Sout...

Latest News
on 28 February 2024

CEPIL, TWN- Africa sensitize activists i...

The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL)and Third World Network Africa (T...

Latest News
on 08 February 2024

Improving Access to Justice; CEPIL’s Par...

The provision of education materials to paralegal trainees in mining-affect...

Latest News
on 03 January 2024

Centre for Public Interest Law sensitise...

The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) a Non-governmental Organisation...

Latest News
on 27 December 2023

Minimizing conflicts in mining communiti...

It is globally recognized that conflict is detrimental to the peace of ever...

Latest News
on 27 December 2023

CEPIL moves to empower women activists i...

Women’s empowerment has become a critical and increasingly prominent issue...

Latest News
on 27 December 2023

Don’t portray yourselves as lawyers- CEP...

The Executive Director of the Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), Mr Au...

Latest News
on 07 December 2023

US$517m could be raised annually by prev...

As much as US$517million could be raised annually by addressing the country...

Latest News
on 28 November 2023

Invest more in Blind Children: Blind Uni...

The Director of the Ghana Blind Union (GBU), Peter Obeng Asamoah, has appea...

Latest News
on 26 September 2023

Advertisement for a Research Consultant

ABOUT CEPILThe Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) is a non-partisan, no...

Latest News
on 07 September 2023

Police arrest farmers for protecting the...

The Tano North District Police has arrested four (4) farmers in Terchire in...

Latest News
on 06 September 2023

CEPIL release manual on human rights pro...

The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), a non-profit organisation, in c...

Latest News
on 01 September 2023

CSOs push for more protection of women’s...

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called for increased protection of...

Latest News
on 27 July 2023

Advertisement for a Research Consultant

ABOUT CEPILThe Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) is a non-partisan, no...

Latest News
on 21 June 2023

CEPIL concludes training of 50 paralegal...

A Rights-based law firm that provides free legal representation and service...

Latest News
on 27 March 2023

Over 3500 human rights defenders killed...

Atleast 3500 Human Defenders have been killed worldwide for their roles in...

Latest News
on 27 March 2023

CEPIL commits to human rights advocacy

The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) has reaffirmed its commitment to...

Latest News
on 27 February 2023

NGO Provides Paralegal Training for Mini...

The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) has equipped representatives of...

Latest News
on 05 December 2022

Review mining laws to make them gender s...

Stakeholders at a sub-national policy dialogue to strengthen the regulatory...

Latest News
on 22 August 2022

Mining Firms Exploiting Host Communities...

Mining communities in Ghana are desperate to take anything offered them by...

« »