10May

Soldiers’ assault on minor takes 2 years at CHRAJ…and counting

It’s been two years since a case was reported to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), against two military officers who brutally subjected a teenager to five hours of assault, on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone. CHRAJ was petitioned days after JoyNews broke the news of how the two soldiers manhandled […]

10May

Human Rights

CHRAJ has a broad mandate to protect universal human rights and freedoms, especially those vested in the 1992 Constitution, including civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. Specific mandates concerned with the protection of human rights can be found in Article 218 (a), (c) and (f) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 7 (1) (a) […]

10May

Anti-Corruption

CHRAJ also serves as an Anti-Corruption Agency. Its anti-corruption powers stem from Articles 218(a) & (e); 284-288 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 7 (1) (a), (e) & (f) of Act 456. The Commission both investigates and works to prevent corruption. The Commission is mandated to investigate abuse of power and “all instances of alleged […]

19Jan

CHRAJ SIGNS CONTRACT TO RECONSTRUCT BURNT PART OF OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has signed a GHC17.8 million contract for the reconstruction of the burnt part of the Old Parliament House. The four storey building project which is being funded by the Government of Ghana, is expected to be completed in eighteen months. The Commissioner of CHRAJ, Mr. Joseph […]