Draft bill on "Proper Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021" - An analysis by UN Independent Human Rights Experts
12 August 2021
A draft bill on “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values 2021” was introduced to Ghana's parliament in July 2021 and underwent its first reading by Parliament on 3 August. The bill has since been transmitted to Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and subsequent readings of the bill are planned starting October when Parliament returns from recess.
The independent experts, appointed by the Human Rights Council, presented an analysis of the draft bill to the Ghanaian Government, concluding that adopting the legislation in its current or any partial form would be tantamount to a violation of a number of human rights standards, including the absolute prohibition of torture.