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The right to health of miners in Botswana

December 17, 2021

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Since the discovery of diamonds in the 1960s, mineral and resource extraction has made Botswana one of the wealthiest countries in Africa. Despite this, it continues to be a deeply unequal country—with more than 16% of people living in poverty. Miners and ex-miners driving the economy of Botswana face occupational risks and poor living conditions.

This brief case study examines the use of OPERA, CESR’s monitoring framework, to assess the right to health of miners and ex-miners in Botswana. It is part of a series of case studies produced by CESR to share insights and learning from the use of OPERA in a variety of contexts and settings.