The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice is hosting heads of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in West Africa, in Accra, Ghana, at the Best Western Premiere Hotel to assess their performances with respect to the “Principles Relating to NHRIs for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights” of 1993 in line with […]
Background and Justification In West Africa and the Sahel regions, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) play an important role in promoting and protecting human rights through a close and strategic partnership with the United Nations and other regional organizations including OHCHR, UNOWAS, and ECOWAS. One of the key responsibilities of NHRIs articulated in the “Principles […]
Major Groups and other Stakeholders: Concerted Approach To Implement SDGs, Agenda 2063 “The session heard a variety of speakers, including the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and UN-DESA. Distinguished speakers from various backgrounds were present such as Commissioner Joseph Whittal, Chairperson of the Ghana Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) was established in 1993 under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana by Act 456.
Date: Mar 22 , 2019 , 08:24 BY: Caroline Boateng & Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson – Daily Graphic/Graphic Online Two service women of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) who were dismissed in 2013 and 2014 for getting pregnant have been reinstated. Fire Woman (FW) Thelma Hammond and FW Grace Fosu’s reinstatement comes after a long […]
March 15, 2019 PRESS STATEMENT – POLICE BRUTALITY The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has received with great exasperation information on assault on three Ghanaian Times Journalists by police officers in Accra and vehemently condemns the act. Two of the mandates of the Commission include the promotion and protection of the fundamental […]
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) condemns in no uncertain terms acts of violence leading to grievous bodily injuries caused to some members of the electorate during the Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency by-election held in Accra yesterday. The Commission received news of this development with great consternation considering the fact that […]
Anticipated passage of the Right To Information (RTI) Bill will not happen this year as speculated According to the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Bill, which is presently under consideration by Parliament, will be passed during the early part of the next session of the House in 2019. “Government is aware of the […]
Date: Dec 04 , 2018 BY: Caroline Boateng – Daily Graphic Ghana’s desire to develop without focusing on aid will be threatened if the battle against corruption is lost, the Minister of Planning, Professor George Gyan-Baffour, has warned. He cautioned that other social and economic interventions for rapid development, as contained in ‘The Coordinated Programme […]
Following the adoption of Resolution 275 during the 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights in 2014, the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions(NANHRI) initiated a project to strengthen the capacity of African National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to respond to violence and discrimination faced by persons of diverse […]