The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice exists to protect fundamental human rights and to promote good governance in Ghana. The Commission has a broad mandate under Chapter 18 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana and the CHRAJ Act, 1993 [Act 456]. The Commission’s mandate is three-fold, namely:
- National Human Rights Institution.
- Ombudsman; an agency which promotes administrative justice.
- Anti-Corruption Agency and Ethics Office of the Public Service of Ghana.
The Commission’s mandate is designed to enhance the scale of good governance, democracy, peace, and social development by promoting and enforcing fundamental human rights, and administrative justice for all of Ghana. Through its activities, the Commission hopes to help create a free, just and equitable society in which human rights and human dignity are respected, governance is transparent, and power is accountable. The Commission reports to Parliament annually on the performance of its functions.