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Republic of Ghana

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports
  • State Department - Country Documents
  • Library of Congress - Law Library of Congress (LLOC)
    • Family Reunification Laws in Selected Jurisdictions - July 2014
  • RIC Reports
    • Does marriage to a citizen of Ghana automatically confer permanent resident status or citizenship upon the spouse? - July 1999

Foreign Government Reports

Canada Responses to Information Requests

  • GHA200527.E - Ghana: Requirements and procedures to obtain a Certified Copy of Entry into Registry of Births; whether the listed informant can differ between the original entry on the Registry of Births and the digital Certified Copy of the Entry into Registry of Births; whether the date of entry differs between the original date of registration and the entry or issuance date of the digital copy (2020–March 2021) - March 2021
  • GHA106008.E -  Ghana: Update to GHA105228 of 15 July 2015 on the "Certified Copy of Entry into Registry of Births" certificate, including additional information on its format and security features; whether the format has changed since 2009; authorized signatories (2009-July 2015) - Oct. 2017
  • GHA105228.E - Ghana: The "Certified Copy of Entry into Registry of Births" certificate; a description of its colour, size, and seals; whether the format has changed since 2006; procedures for renewal or re-issuance; who is authorized to sign the Register of Births and Deaths and whether this varies from one region to another; security features (2006-July 2015) - July 2015

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Children

US Government Reports

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • European Union Agency for Asylum
    • Ghana Topical Report: Paediatrics - Jan. 2024

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Elections

Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes

Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Akan - Brong

Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Akan - Akims

Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Akan - Ashanti

US Government Reports
  • RIC Reports
    • Please provide information on a tradition among the Eterrah group of the Ashanti in Ghana in which any male member of a town's royal family who is born on Wednesday, September 13, is a candidate to be recruited and trained to be a bather of the town's Queen Mother. Are these bathers required to be eunuchs? If they refuse to undergo the initiation ceremony, in which they are administered herbs for two nights and then castrated the third night, will they be captured by fellow villagers, forcibly castrated, and then forced to serve as bather for the town's Queen Mother? - April 2000

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Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Akan - Kwahu

US Government Reports
  • RIC Reports
    • What is the function of the "queen mother" tradition among the Kwahu people of Ghana? - October 1999

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Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Konkomba

Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Mole-Dagbon - Kusasi

Not Available

Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Mole-Dagbon - Dogomba

Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Mole-Dagbon - Mamprusi

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
  • GHA35336 - Oct. 2009
      1. Please provide a brief summary of the relationships between the Mamprusi and Kusasi ethnic groups. Is there evidence of ongoing conflict between these groups?
    • Are there any news or other reports of incidents of violence or attacks in Bawku in August 2005? Are there reports of Mamprusi-targeted violence in April 2006? Are there any other reports of violence or ethnic related violence or accidents in November or December 2006?

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Gender

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • We are facing extinction: Escalating anti-LGBTI sentiment, the weaponization of law and their human rights implications in select African countries - Jan. 2024
    • Ghana: HRC53: Oral statement Item 6: Consideration of UPR reports - July 2023

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Human Rights

US Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2022/2023,  2021/2022
    • We are facing extinction: Escalating anti-LGBTI sentiment, the weaponization of law and their human rights implications in select African countries - Jan. 2024
    • Ghana: HRC53: Oral statement Item 6: Consideration of UPR reports - July 2023
  • Freedom House - 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

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Justice System

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • We are facing extinction: Escalating anti-LGBTI sentiment, the weaponization of law and their human rights implications in select African countries - Jan. 2024

Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal 
    • GHA37075 - August 2007
      1. Please provide background information on Yarigungu, Bawku District, Ghana, including any relevant geographical and cultural information. Are there any distinctive or significant landmarks in the area?
      1. Where is Tamale and how far is it from Yarigungu, Bawku District? Are there any links or connections between the two areas?

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Medical Availability

US Government Reports
  • Congressional Research Services
    • Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Impact in Africa (update) - April 2022

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office
    • Country Policy and Information Note Ghana: Medical treatment and healthcare - Aug. 2022 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • European Union Agency for Asylum
    • Ghana Topical Report: Paediatrics - Jan. 2024
    • Ghana Topical Report: Psychiatry - Jan. 2024
    • Ghana Topical Report: Neurology Healthcare in Ghana - Jan. 2024
    • Ghana Topical Report: Pulmonology - Dec. 2023
  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA35336 - Oct. 2009
      1. An election was held in late 2008. Please provide details of the results of the election and whether or not conflict between the contesting parties resulted in ethnic clashes leading up to or after the election, particularly in the North East region.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GHA104685.E - Ghana: New Patriotic Party (NPP), including origin, structure, leadership and membership; treatment of NPP members by authorities (2011-November 2013) - December 2013

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Refugees

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International 
    • We are facing extinction: Escalating anti-LGBTI sentiment, the weaponization of law and their human rights implications in select African countries - Jan. 2024

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Religion

US Government Reports

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Sexual Orientation

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office
    • Country Policy and Information Note - Sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) - May 2022

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • We are facing extinction: Escalating anti-LGBTI sentiment, the weaponization of law and their human rights implications in select African countries - Jan. 2024
    • Ghana: HRC53: Oral statement Item 6: Consideration of UPR reports - July 2023

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    Specific Country Issues 

    Non-Government Reports

    • Amnesty International
      • Anti-Corruption Fight in Peril – Crackdown on Anti-Corruption Human Rights Defenders in West and Central Africa - July 2023

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    Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

    Specific Country Issues - Internal Relocation

    Speech / Press / Internet

    Non-Government Organization Reports
    • Amnesty International
      • We are facing extinction: Escalating anti-LGBTI sentiment, the weaponization of law and their human rights implications in select African countries - Jan. 2024
    • Freedom House

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    Timeline

    Trafficking

    US Government Reports
    • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 20222021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

    Intergovernmental Organization Reports

    • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons  - 2020

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    Updated January 24, 2024