The Right to Information law increasing accountability was adopted. The President commuted death sentences into life imprisonment, but courts continued to hand down death sentences, and prison conditions remained deplorable. Attacks against journalists were reported; one journalist was killed and...
On the occasion of the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (19 June to 14 July 2023), Amnesty International made a statement regarding the state of human rights in the Republic of Ghana.
Suggested recommendations to States under review in the 42nd session of the UPR Working Group, 23 January – 03 February 2023
This document contains suggested recommendations to be made to the states under review at the 42nd session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in January/February 2023. The countries covered are Czech Republic, Argentina, Gabon, Ghana, Peru, Guatemala, Benin, Republic of Korea, Switzerland,...
Ghana: Suggested recommendations to Ghana for its review during the 42nd session of the UPR Working Group, 23 January–3 February 2023
Suggested recommendations to Ghana for its review during the 42nd session of the UPR Working Group, 23 January–3 February 2023, including references for key Amnesty International documents on Ghana.
West Africa: Amnesty International’s Intervention on Human Rights before the ECOWAS Parliament 2022 1st Ordinary Session 9 June – 2 July 2022
The human rights situation in ECOWAS countries varies from one country to another. However, despite these disparities, cross-cutting issues can help understand the pressing needs for human rights protection in the region.
This document explains that the death penalty in Ghana has been frequently used in violation of international law and standards, affecting predominantly those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. It encourages activists to take action in a variety of ways to abolish the death penalty in...
Ghana: 48th Human Rights Council Session General Debate – Item 4: Human Rights Situations Requiring Attention: Statement by the International Lesbian and Gay Association
With International Lesbian and Gay Association and other human rights organization, Amnesty International would like to call the attention of the Council to the Human Rights situation of LGBTI persons in Ghana in light of the recent Anti-LGBTI draft bill being discussed in the country.
The Ghanaian Parliament and the government should immediately withdraw the proposed Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 from consideration. It gravely contravenes the principles of equality and non-discrimination, the rights to freedom of expression,...
According to information obtained by Amnesty International, LGBT+ Rights Ghana office was raided and shut down on 24 February 2021 by security forces. Authorities in Ghana must immediately end discrimination against LGBTI people and protect those who are defending their rights.
Exposed, silenced, attacked: failures to protect health and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Health and essential workers have played an extraordinary role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Across countries, they have put their health and wellbeing at risk, often in very difficult circumstances and with very little support, to ensure that people are able to access the...
Suggested recommendations to States considered during the 28th session of the Universal Periodic Review, 6-17 November 2017
Suggested UPR recommendations to the governments of Argentina, Benin, Czech Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Japan, Pakistan, Peru, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine and Zambia.
Death sentences in Ghana continue to be imposed. At the end of 2016, 148 people were on death row, all sentenced to death for murder. While the last executions were carried out in July 1993, there is no official moratorium on executions in Ghana. Research carried out by Amnesty International in...