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Helo ,what role have you guys played to extend human rights justice in other states where it seems there at all?
To CHRAJ, what is meant by Harrasment, pls?
Thank you
Sir/ Madam, Re: Unpaid and Underpaid Salary The Forestry Commission is owing Patrick Mensah Ofori the sum of Two Thousand, Two Hundred Cedis out of which One Thousand , Six Hundred Cedis have been paid in two instalments, after a report to your Kumasi office, since 2019.
NYAMEGYA PRAYER CAMP CALLED ME THAT ARMY HAS GIVEN HIM THE POWER TO EXECUTE ME. CHRISTY DARKO NEW YEAR DRIVER FAMILY DROVE ME AND DADE TO THE PLACE ..I REPORTED TO THE POLICE.....THE YOUTH, THE EWE SIDE OF METHODIST

THEIR LEADER ONCE TOLD ME SHE WILL WANT MY HOME SO BY KILLING US ALL OUR PROPERTIES WILL BE THEIRS

ANOTHER CALL FROM LIBERIA ...."WE HAVE TO KILL YOU TO USE YOUR BUSINESS TO ERADICATE POVERTY" THE ANSWER IS NO TO WHOEVER CALLED FROM LIBERIA REFUGEES SIDE AND IS DOING AUNTY YAA WITH JUSTICE AND ...KILLING AND REPLACE

HAPPENING IN PA.....CONTINUATION FROM GHANA ATTACK.....
Please my mom is being abused physically by my step dad and the police don't want to arrest him because my mom is not from that community
SOLVE THIS FOR PROBLEMS FOR ME, ONLY HAUNTING ISSUE WHICH OCCURRED 1999, MADE SOME STUDENTS CALLED ME A WITCH, A WOMAN FROM OCCULT BACKGROUND MAKING THE SCHOOL GOT HAUNTED.

THE TRUTH WAS THOSE WHO COMPLAINED WERE IN TENT ON THE SAME BED( TWO LADIES INSIDE TENT READING TOGETHER ON A SINGLE BED SO ALERTED WHO IS COMING.(LESBIAN)....WHERE WHO IS COMING IN IS NATURALLY TO OCCURRED TO THOSE WHO KEPT ON PATTING EACH OTHER UNDER TENT AROUND THEIR BED.......................................................................................................................THE TRUTH WAS THAT MEN AND WOMEN WALKING BEHIND THE HALLS AND CLASSROOMS WITH TALKING SHOES WERE SCARING THEM....THEY SAID NURSE NIGHTINGLE BUT THERE WAS NO NURSE NIGHTINGLE WALKING IN THE SCHOOL.....I REMEMBER I ENTERED MY ROOM AND WAS ASKED DID I SAW A GHOST, NURSE NIGHTINGLE.....WHICH THEIR ACCUSSATION HAS FOLLOWED ME SINCE....., BECAUSE I WAS "A" STUDENTS IN J.S.S AND COLLEGE SCHOOL..MOLESTATION....FOLLOWING CATHOLIC J.S.S BOYS AND GIRLS WHO ENTER METHODIST CHURCH TO FIGHT ME FOR MY NAME TO BE USED AS THEIR SISTER THERESSA.....WHERE ALL MY PROPERTIES IS THEIRS, MY KIDS, AS WELL AS MY NAME........I'M NOT A CATHOLIC, OR DESCENT.....PLEASE STOP THEM FOR ME...BECAUSE THEY ENTERED USA TO JOIN JULIE AND THE HUSBAND WHO WERE HIRED TO DO IT FOR THEM....I WAS CALLED RECENTLY THAT THERE ARE GOING TO KILL ME TO FEED THE WORLD WHICH NEVER FED ME WITHOUT WORK.......AS WELL AS KILLING ALL MY FAMILY MEMBERS.....FIRST NEGOTIATION 1996..RESPONDS WAS NO BECAUSE THEY HAD THEIR MEMBERS, SOME WERE GOOD ACROSS CENTRAL REGION.

I WAS TAUGHT TO WORK EARLY, SO ALL I WAS DOING WAS GIVING THE YOUNG YOUTH WORK..AND INSTILLING WORK PRINCIPLES IN THEM...SO THAT THEY DON'T BECOME PAUPERS LOOKING FOR HANDOUT...
TELL GHANAIAN ITS ILLEGAL FOR ABOVE 18 YEARS ADOPTION, WORK ADOPTION FOR DOCUMENT OF A NATION IS DIFFERENT AND LEGAL.....

AND CHILDREN OF BOTH RICH AND POOR FAMILIES CANNOT BE ADOPTED WITHOUT BOTH PARENTS AND CHILDREN KNOWLEDGE

STOP GHANAIAN DESCENTS ABROAD FROM BEING KILLED BY FOREIGNERS IN GHANA AND THROUGH THE WORLD THROUGH THIS ADOPTION AND MARRIAGE...AND STOP TOWN YOUTH CHOIRESTERS ORGANISATIONS FROM MOVING ROUND WORLD AND SINGING IN BIG CHURCHES...RACISM AND HOSTILITY FROM "SUPERIOR" BLACKS AGAINST THEM.... KENYANS ARE FIGHTING SOME BLACKS, TAKING DEALS TO EVEN FIGHT FOR WHITES ....
STOP GHANA ARMY INDICTMENT AND EX*****ON IN USA A FOR THE VICTIM WHOSE NGO LETTERS WAS STOLEN J.S.S 3, HER WAEC RESULT OF SOME ONES WERE CHECKED AT WAEC AFTER THE RESULT CAME, HER HIGH SCHOOL SET HER UP FOR ANOTHER GIRL TO USE HER IDENTITY FOR HER TO SIGN UP FOR PO*******HY FOR HER CLASSMATES GUILD AND YOUTH FRIENDS, HIGH SCHOOL RESULT WERE TEMPERED IN WAEC BY CAPE COAST ALLIANCE OF MY ENEMIES, RESTRICTED ME BY ARMY REGULATIONS TO RECEIVE 1/3 OF MY SALARIES, SET ME AND MY HUSBAND UP FOR WANTING THE REST OF MY SALARIES TO BE PAID IN SALTPOND AND CAPE COAST. FOR FORMING ASSOCIATION IN SALTPOND AND CAPE COAST TO INCLUDE US OVERSEE TO COME AND AMERICA THROUGH US AS FAMILY TO CONTINUE THEIR DESTRUCTIONS. FOR SENDING A WORD TO OBAMA'S POLITICAL FAMILIES(CHESTER AND WEST CHESTER) TO JOIN THEM FIGHT ME, FOR REGISTERING MY NAMES ON LETIGATED LANDS FOR ME TO BE KILLED NATURALLY WITH SPELLS (2020 NORTHERN GHANA) AND LATER SENDING NYAMEGYA TO TRANSFER DISEASE TO ME IN USA...UNTIL HE KILLS ME, HE TOLD ME GHANA ARMY GAVE HIM THE PERMISSION

AFTER FAILING TO DESTROY ME IN GHANA AND CARRYING ME TO NIGERIA FOR ME TO DIE SHOCK OF HUMAN WICKEDNESS TO THE INNOCENCE AND THE HOLY......MEN AND WOMEN....
PLEASE HANDLE THIS CASES FOR ME...I WAS FOUGHT BY MOSAMA CHURCH MINISTER FOR THEIR MEMBERS IN METHODIST ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FOLLOWING ME AND OTHERS TO METHODIST CHURCH....THE SECRET BEHIND IT WAS THE PROJECTS I STARTED WITH A CONTRACTOR WHICH LED TO THE FORMATION EPA....THE FIGHT WAS A CONTINUATION OF THE FIGHT STARTED BY GINA ADO AND HER MOMMY TO KILL MY ENTIRE FAMILY FOR MY NGO IN EPA...FOR SALEM AND PRESBY TO HANDLE THE PROJECTS. THE TRUTH WAS THAT SOME MOSAMA MEMBERS FOLLOWED ME AFTER 6 YEARS TO METHODIST CHURCH WHICH I WANTED THEM TO RETURN BUT SOME METHODIST WERE ALREADY IN WITH THE MURDUR PLOT FOR MY ENTIRE FAMILY....METHODIST TOOK ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. THEY HAVE FOLLOWED ME EVER SINCE WITH THE PLOT. THE NAME IS THEODORA OWUSU 1994.........CAN YOU STOP THE CHURCH WAR...AND A TRAP TO KILL ME LIKE THEY KILLED ESIBEA HUMILIATED IN MOSAMA CHURCH...HUMILIATED HER BODY..OCCULT CANNIBAL WAR....MY WAS SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN IN KUMASI..METHODIST...AMAKOM.....
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LAST THING I WANT THE COMMISSION TO STOP IS CLASSROOM CONVENTION OF METHODIST GUILD WHICH MADE MEN FOLLOWED THE WOMEN..AND ALL WANTED TO SLEEP WITH THE WOMEN.....WHICH GOT ME OUT OF THE GROUP WHEN I WANTED TO ADDRESS IN SWEDRU THE YEAR 2000....TOUCH LIGHT USERS TRYING TO PASS THROUGH THE NIGHT TO SEE LADIES NAKEDNESS.....BUT KEPT FOLLOWING ME WITH MEN TO PIMP ME...THEY JOINED THE MOSAMA....
STOP MY NAME FROM BEING USE BY MY ENEMIES FOR SECULAR SCANDALS IN THE CHURCH...LESBIAN IN THE CHURCH....SLEEPING WITH SICK PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH....PIMPING IN THE CHURCH.... POISONING CHILDREN FOR MONEY.., PO*******HY...I was a methodist..with good up bringing...and strict discipline.......

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) was established in 1993 under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana by Act 456.

Operating as usual

29/09/2021

Nominations for this year’s #GIAWARDS are now CLOSED.

We are currently evaluating the nominations, and a shortlist of nominees will be available soon.

Time With Commissioner Of CHRAJ On the #GIAWARDS
Increased Integrity equals to decreased corruption. Support #GIAWARDS to reduce corruption in Ghana 🇬🇭

Ghana Integrity Initiative - GII
Thank you for your time and dedication to honoring your #MyIntegrityHero #GIAWARDS21 🇬🇭

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📜🖋Protocols For The Implementation Of The Memorandum Of Understanding Executed Between And Among Key Accountability Institutions (KAIs) In Ghana 🇬🇭

On 11th March 2020, Key Accountability Institutions in Ghana (KAIs) executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance transparency and accountability and improve coordination and systems for the fight against corruption and crime in the country in furtherance of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).

The key accountability institutions include the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice , the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice (OAGMOJ), the Ghana Audit Service, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), Internal Audit Agency (IAA), National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), Ghana Police Service (GPS), Narcotics Control Commission (NCC), Parliament of Ghana, and the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP)

Under the MOU, the KAIs established an Information Exchange Forum, The objectives of establishing the Forum are the following, among others:
i. to share information and experiences;
ii. to develop mechanisms for case referrals, taking into account mandates, resources and capabilities;
iii. to conduct joint investigations where appropriate;
iv. to utilize effective means of communication among KAIs and develop a strategy for collaboration with Civil Society and Private Sector organization.

On the 7th of September, 2021 at an official ceremony in Accra, Under the chairmanship of the Commissioner of #CHRAJ Joseph Whittal the Heads of The Key accountability Institutions (KAIs) signed and adopted the Protocols for the implementation of the information Exchange Forum under the MOU.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO 🇨🇩 African Peer Review Mechanism OFFICIALS PAY COURTESY CALL ON #CHRAJ COMMISSIONER 🇬🇭

A delegation from the DRC National African Peer Review Mechanism led by their Ghanaian counterpart -The National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council (NAPR-GC) on Thursday 2nd September, 2021 paid a courtesy call on the Commissioner of CHRAJ on an experience sharing mission with member states that have developed proven expertise in setting up their regional structures such as Ghana

The APRM is described as “Africa’s unique and innovative approach to governance with the objective of improving governance dynamics at the local, national and continental levels.

The special advisor, Bestine Kazadi in charge of regional Cooperation and Integration who led the delegation at the end of the experience sharing commended #CHRAJ for its strong legal framework and good works in the areas of human rights, anti- corruption and administrative justice and the role it plays in Ghana and the sub region.

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1️⃣3️⃣-0️⃣7️⃣-2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ 🇬🇭 National Validation Workshop On The National Baseline Assessment On Business And Human Rights In Ghana.

#CHRAJ In collaboration with the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration - GIMPA, with funding from the Danish Institute for Human Rights has conducted the National Baseline Assessment on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in Ghana.

This Validation exercise will give credence, paving the way for the development of a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in Ghana 🇬🇭

26/06/2021

PRESS RELEASE📰🗞️➡️ In Commemoration Of The International Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture- 26th June,2021

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PRESS RELEASE📰🗞️➡️ In Commemoration Of The International Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture- 26th June,2021

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16/06/2021

CHRAJ STATEMENT ON AU DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD

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CHRAJ STATEMENT ON AU DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD

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[06/12/21]   CHRAJ STATEMENT ON THE COMMEMORATION OF THE WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR.

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10/06/2021

COVID-19 AND NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS

A STUDY BY GANHRI, OHCHR AND UNDP - 3/31/2021

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COVID-19 AND NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS

A STUDY BY GANHRI, OHCHR AND UNDP - 3/31/2021

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CONSTITUTION OF COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP HUMAN RIGHTS CONTENT FOR CURRICULUM.

The Commission, In Furtherance to the National Action Plan drawn up by the National Technical Committee has Setup up an internal committee to draft the Human Rights Education (HRE) Curriculum content for pre- tertiary education level in the Ghanaian school system. This is in fulfilment of the global Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG) target 7.

Supported By:The Danish Institute of Human Rights

29/04/2021

This afternoon, Mr. Joseph Whittal, Ghana's Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, warmly welcomed H.E. Kati Csaba for an enlightening discussion on his team's efforts to protect human rights and combat corruption in Ghana.

Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada is proud to fund Crossroads International's support to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

29/04/2021

🇬🇭🇨🇦 On The 13th April, 2021 Mr. Joseph Whittal, Commissioner for Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice , warmly welcomed @KatiCsaba High Commissioner of Canada🇨🇦 to Ghana🇬🇭 for an enlightening discussion on his team’s efforts to protect #humanrights and combat corruption in #Ghana. @CanadaDev is proud to fund @CrossroadsIntl's support to the Commission. https://t.co/6waunpmGqv

Cet après-midi, M. Joseph Whittal, commissaire du Ghana aux droits de l'homme et à la justice administrative, a accueilli SE Mme KatiCsaba pour une discussion sur le travail de son équipe pour protéger les #droitsdelhomme et lutter contre la corruption au #Ghana.

Le développement international du Canada - Affaires mondiales Canada est fier de financer le soutien de Carrefour International
à la Commission.

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18/12/2020

🇬🇭🇪🇺🚙🚙 1️⃣7️⃣-1️⃣2️⃣-2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ The Commissioner of The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice Joseph Whittal On behalf of the Commission Received 2 Nissan Patrol Vehicles From FIIAPP Under The ARAP - Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme Funded by The #EuropeanUnion 🇪🇺 This will go a long way to help the Commission in its M&E of the #NACAP2015-#2024

08/12/2020

The Commissioner of The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice Joseph Whittal Conducted The Visiting Network of National #HumanRights Institutions in West Africa Election Observer Mission around Polling Stations In The Greater Accra Region, Eastern Region & the Greater Tema Metropolitan Area. The Election Observer Mission is monitoring the right to vote within the Ecowas_Cedeao sub-Region under the theme, “NATIONAL ELECTIONS AND #COVID19 #PANDEMIC: #MYVOTE #MYRIGHT #MYLIFE
The 5 member Int'l Election Observer Mission From The #NNHRI W/A is led by Mr. Adolphus Saa Wade(2nd vice president of NNHRI-WA); Mrs. Fatimata Dembele ep. Djourte of Mali(Treasurer NNHRI-WA) & Commissioner Victor Idrissa Lansana-Sierra Leone National #HumanRights Commission)

07/12/2020

Scenes From The Commissions Election 2020 Control Room setup to Monitor and Receive Observer Reports from the over 279 Election Observers Deployed to the Field
#PresidentialElection2020 #parliamenteryelection2020

07/12/2020

The Commission on Human Rights Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has an important role derived from its constitutional mandate to maintain free and fair elections devoid of corruption and human rights violations. Article 42 of the 1992 Constitution guarantees that every citizen of Ghana of 18 years of age or above and of sound mind has the right to vote and is entitled to be registered as a voter for the purpose of public election. The monitoring role of the Commission contributes significantly to the right to vote and the maintenance of peace and stability in the country. The Commission has deployed 279 field Observers Comprising 238 Non roamers and 41 roamers across all 16 Regions of Ghana 🇬🇭.
#PresidentialElection2020 #parliamenteryelection2020 #oneghana

03/12/2020

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice ON THE COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, 3RD DECEMBER 2020 UNDER THE THEME: “NOT ALL DISABILITIES ARE VISIBLE”.
#internationaldisabilityday2020

24/11/2020

Commissioner Joseph Whittal President of The Network of National #HumanRights Institutions in West Africa #NNHRI-WA & Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice Led a 5 Member International Elections Observer Mission for the #Presidential #Parliamentary #Elections in Burkina Faso on the 22-11-2020. other member of his team are Mrs Patricia Ndanema-Chairperson of the #SierraLeone National #HumanRights Commission; Lambert Luguniah of #CHRAJ (Executive Secretary of the Network); and two representatives from the #BurkinaFaso #NHRI. The Election Observer Mission is monitoring the right to vote within the Ecowas_Cedeao sub-Region under the theme, “NATIONAL ELECTIONS AND #COVID19 #PANDEMIC: #MYVOTE #MYRIGHT #MYLIFE. The Monitoring exercise which involves monitoring #Presidential #Elections scheduled from October in #cotedivoire, November in Burkina Faso and December in Ghana and Liberia.

10/11/2020

The #Commissioner of CHRAJGHANA Joseph Whittal Inaugurated A 13 Member Committee To Develop An Action Plan For The Implementation Of National #HumanRights Education in Primary and Secondary School Systems in Ghana🇬🇭 .The Committee Reps Are from #CHRAJ Ministry of Education GH Ghana Education Service NCCE Gh Ghana National Association of Teachers National Council for Curriculum and Assessment Ghana #MinistryOfFinanceGhana

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Remarks By Mr Joseph Whittal, Commissioner For Chraj At The Inauguration Of A Committee To Develop An Action Plan For The Implementation Of National Human Rights Education In Ghana Held At The Accra Metropolitan Assembly Conference Room On 9th November, 2020

Directors and staff of CHRAJ herein present, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you warm greetings from the Commissioners and the entire staff of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be part of this morning’s programme to inaugurate the committee to develop a national action plan for the implementation of Human Rights Education (HRE) in the primary and secondary school systems in Ghana

Ladies and Gentlemen, the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004) defines HRE as “Training, dissemination and information efforts aimed at building a universal culture of human rights through the imparting of knowledge and skills and the molding of attitudes directed to:
 The strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms
 The full development of the human personality and the sense of its dignity
 The promotion of understanding, tolerance, gender equality and friendship among nations, indigenous peoples and racial, national, ethnic, religious and linguistic groups
 The enabling of all persons to participate effectively in a free society, and
 The furtherance of the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace. (Decade’s Plan of Action, para 2).
In fact, HRE is a fundamental right and a responsibility. The preamble to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) states that every individual and every organ of society should strive to promote respect for rights and freedoms.

HRE promotes values, beliefs and attitudes that encourage all individuals to uphold their own rights and those of others. It helps the public to develop an understanding of everyone's common responsibility to make human rights a reality in each community. HRE also constitutes an essential contribution to the long-term prevention of human rights abuses and represents an important investment in the endeavour to achieve a just society in which the human rights of all persons are valued and respected.

Ladies and Gentlemen, there is no doubt that provisions on HRE, and in particular within the school system, have been incorporated into many international human rights instruments, including the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education, and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

For instance, the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, in the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, stated that human rights education, training and public information were essential for the promotion and achievement of stable and harmonious relations among communities and for fostering mutual understanding, tolerance and peace.

Furthermore, the Conference recommended that States, and for that matter National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) strive to eradicate illiteracy and direct education towards the full development of the human personality and the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Conference further called on all States and institutions to include human rights, humanitarian law, democracy and rule of law as subjects in the curricula of all learning institutions in formal and non-formal settings.

In a related development Ladies and gentlemen, on December 10, 2004, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed the World Programme for Human Rights Education to advance the implementation of human rights education programmes in all sectors of society.

In this sense, HRE in schools will contribute to improving the effectiveness of the education system as a whole, which in turn leads to a country’s economic, social and political development by providing:

• Improved quality of learning achievements by promoting child-centred and participatory teaching and learning practices and processes, as well as a new role for the teaching profession.
• Increased access to and participation in schooling by creating a human rights-based learning environment that is inclusive and welcoming and fosters universal values, equal opportunities, respect for diversity and non-discrimination.
• A contribution to social cohesion and conflict prevention by supporting the social and emotional development of the child and by introducing democratic citizenship and values.

It is against this background that the Commission, as the NHRI, in collaboration with the then Curriculum and Research Development Division (CRDD) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) made serious efforts to extend HRE to schools. These efforts aim at building the culture of respect for human rights among pupils and students across the country.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is in the light of the above that we in CHRAJ wholeheartedly welcome the implementation of the National HRE in Africa Project 2020 to give effect to the realization of the Global Sustainable Development Goal (#SDG4) target 7.

An important component of the project based on the identified HRE gaps in the primary and secondary school systems in Ghana is the development of a national action plan for policy consideration, hence the formation of this committee.
The 13- member committee has the following as members:
i. Dr. Isaac Annan Director, Human Rights (CHRAJ)
ii. Mr. Lawrence Lartey Director, Investigations (CHRAJ)
iii. Mrs. Mary Nartey Deputy Director, Human Rights (CHRAJ)
iv. Mr. Mawuli Avutor Deputy Director, Public Education (CHRAJ)
v. Mr. Abdul Razak Umar Director, Human Resource (MoE)
vi. Mr. John Annang Head of Curriculum (NaCCA)
vii. Mr. Seidu Mahama Curriculum Officer (NaCCA)
viii. Mr. Palham Oyiye Research (GNAT)
ix. Mr Johnson Opoku Director Programs (NCCE)
x. Glady M. Osabutey Head Of UN Unit (M*F)
xi. Cynthia Tagoe Head Legal (GES)

The committee’s terms of reference shall include:

i. To analyze the current situation of human rights education in the school system to identify human rights components and gaps therein
ii. To analyze identified gaps and proffer solutions for policy consideration
iii. To review existing literature regarding human rights education in the school system to assist its work and policy decisions
iv. To identify best practices from countries that have integrated human rights education in their school system for policy purposes
v. To develop and submit a national plan of action for mainstreaming human rights education in the primary and secondary school systems

The committee shall submit its initial report by the end of December, 2020.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my strong hope and expectation that the committee will deliver on its mandate by coming out with a workable action plan towards the successful implementation of the project for the attainment of the #SDG4 target 7 by 2030.

On this note, I declare the committee for the development of a national plan of action for mainstreaming human rights education in the primary and secondary school systems in Ghana duly inaugurated.

Thank you for your kind attention

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