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Ghana: Human rights shortcomings in law and in practice: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

, Index number: AFR 28/003/2012

In this submission, Amnesty International comments on the implementation of recommendations that the government supported during its previous UPR in April 2008. The organization also notes that there are presently shortcomings in the protection of human rights in the Constitution and national legislation. Amnesty International expresses concern about lengthy judicial procedures, severe prison conditions and widespread violations of the right to adequate housing. Human rights abuses against individuals suspected of same-sex relations continue, as well as unlawful killings and excessive use of force by police and security officers.

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