Supporting the establishment of a National Human Rights Institution through South-South Cooperation

Oct 2, 2015

Accra, Ghana

The  United  Nations  Development  Programme, in the spirit of South-South Cooperation supported  a delegation  comprising of the Ombudsman’s  Office, the  Attorney General’s Chambers and the  Office of the President on a benchmarking  mission to the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice(CHRAJ) in Ghana.

The purpose of the visit was to provide a platform to exchange views and share lessons learned in the area of Human Rights which will facilitate the establishment of a Human Rights Institution in Botswana.
The delegation visited various offices within the Ghanaian Human Rights machinery, including Parliament, the CHRAJ, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, the Attorney General’s Chambers and the CHRAJ-Human Rights NGO Forum.

Ghana was selected as a first choice for the benchmarking visit because of its renowned expertise and it’s “A” rating under the Paris Principles. National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) that comply with the Paris Principles, are playing a crucial role in promoting and monitoring the effective implementation of international human rights standards at the national level, a role which is increasingly recognized by the international community

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