Accra, 7 November 2017 – The United Nations is scheduled to examine Ghana’s human rights record today, 7th November 2017. The review today is by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, which peer reviews every UN Member State every four years. Today is the third round of review for Ghana, following 2008 and 2012. The purpose of the peer reviews is to track progress on Ghana’s human rights obligations and commitments.
Ghana’s delegation is led by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Ms. Gloria Afua Akuffo.
The documents on which the reviews are based are: 1) national report – information provided by the State under review; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as the Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3) information provided by other stakeholders including national human rights institutions, regional organizations and civil society groups.
Read further in the press release issued today by the UN Resident Coordinator’s office in Ghana.