The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice [CHRAJ] was established under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana by the CHRAJ Act, 1993 [Act 456].
It has 3 broad mandates, namely, human rights, administrative justice, and anti-corruption. CHRAJ is:
- The National Human Rights Institution of Ghana;
- The Ombudsman of Ghana; and
- An Anti-Corruption Agency & Ethics Office for the Public Service of Ghana.
As the National Human Rights Institution of Ghana, the Commission has a duty to promote and protect fundamental human rights and freedoms in Ghana.
As the Ombudsman of Ghana, the Commission promotes administrative justice in public administration and secures improvement in public sector service delivery in Ghana. Under this Mandate, the Commission investigates complaints about how public institutions and their staff carry out their everyday executive and administrative functions.
The Commission is also one of the State agencies with power to promote integrity in the public service and combat corruption in Ghana. The Commission contributes to the promotion of high ethics and integrity in the Public Service, and enforces compliance with the ethical standards contained in the Code of Conduct for Public Officers.
Every person who comes before the Commission is given every opportunity to present his or her case through a process that is fair, just and transparent. In addition, you will find that the Commission’s:
- Services are free, empowering, user friendly and accessible to all.
- Investigations and complaints resolution mechanisms are efficient and expeditious
On behalf of the Commissions, I invite you to take time to explore our website and learn a little more about the Commission. We will be delighted to be of service to you.