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Report on the human rights and environmental issues in Tanzania's growing extractive sector

Author: Institute for Human Rights & Business, Published on: 3 December 2016

“Human Rights in Tanzania’s Extractive Sector: Exploring the Terrain”

This Report…assess[es] the existing human rights and environmental impacts attributed to Tanzania’s increasing extractive sector activities…

While the Report highlights a range of impacts, the increasing pace of granting mining and oil and gas concessions in areas occupied by communities has predictably made the adverse impacts on land rights the most prevalent complaint arising from formal and informal extractives activities in Tanzania.  This is not only because resource extraction must take place beneath the land that communities rely on for livelihoods, but also because land and extractive laws subordinate community rights to resource exploration and extraction.  Community members consistently reported dissatisfaction with compensation for land acquisition, the lack of security of land tenure, and the multiple impacts of resettlement.

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