Press Release

Ghana’s human rights record to be examined by Universal Periodic Review

19 January 2023

Ghana’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the fourth time on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, in a meeting that will be webcast live.

Ghana is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session from 23 January to 3 February. Ghana’s first, second and third UPR reviews took place in May 2008, October 2012 and November 2017, respectively.

The documents on which the reviews are based re: 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.

The three reports serving as the basis for the review of Ghana on 24 January can be found here.

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