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 (PDF)
  • RIC Reports
    • Does marriage to a citizen of Ghana automatically confer permanent resident status or citizenship upon the spouse? - July 1999 (PDF)
Foreign Government Issues
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA35336 - October 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the process for applying for and obtaining a passport in Ghana?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GHA104710.E - Ghana: Availability of fraudulent identity documents, including instances of officials issuing fraudulent documents, including passports (2008-2013) - January 2014 (PDF)
    • GHA104709.E - Ghana: Requirements and procedures for obtaining a passport, both within and outside the country; types of documents accepted as proof of identity and citizenship (2008-2013) - January 2014 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • United States Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA34547 - March 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please advise whether formal adoption available in Ghana?
      2. What form does it take and what are the legal requirements? Do both biological parents have to consent to the adoption?
      3. Please provide any information available as to why it may not be reasonably practicable to formally adopt in Ghana?
      4. Is there any practice in Ghana of customary adoption and if so, what form does it take?
      5. In relation to customary adoption - is it usual that it only takes place if the child's biological parents are deceased? Is it usual that customary adoption would only take place among relatives? Please advise whether the child's biological father would have to consent to the adoption?
Non Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA35085 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the 2008 election, including results and violence in the Tamale area.
    • GHA34660 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. Can you please provide information about elections of December 2008 and the resulting need for a run-off election and the irregularities which caused a third election?
      2. Can you please provide dates of the elections and any irregularities which were identified in the run off which caused the third election?
      1. Please advise whether you can locate information on any violence at polling stations?

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Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal RRT Request
    • GHA36430 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Does the Ghanaian government get involved in tribal matters and how effective is it in providing state protection to those affected by matters like chieftaincy
      2. Are there reports of tribal issues in Accra and could someone safely relocate there if they were fleeing tribal responsibilities in their home region?
    • GHA35336 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the availability of state protection for minority groups in the event of ethnic clashes.
    • GHA35054 - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What reliance/importance would Otumfo Osei Tutu II place on chieftaincy and next in line disputes? Is it likely that he could be displeased if an individual refused to join?
    • GHA32549 - Nov. 2007 (PDF)
      1. What tribes are around Salaga?
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview - 2015 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Akan - Brong

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA36553 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide background on the traditions and rituals of the stool of Kontihene, including succession rules. Please include information on whether left handed people cannot be Kontihene. (Brong people of the Akan group)

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Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Akan - Akims

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37464 - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Are people of the Akims ethnic group in Ghana likely to speak Twi and/or Hausa?
      2. Are these languages likely to have different accents according to where a person originates from or has been living?

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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 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal RRT Requests
    • GHA35054 - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What information is available regarding the appointment of the Asante Chieftaincy?

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Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Akan - Kwahu

US Government Reports
  • RIC Reports
    • Who are the Kwahu of Ghana? - Oct. 1999 (PDF)
    • What is the function of the "queen mother" tradition among the Kwahu people of Ghana? - October 1999 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race / Tribes - Konkomba

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview- 2015 (PDF)

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

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37370 - Sept 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please comment on the availability of state protection in Bawku in relation to tribal violence between the Mamprusis and Kusasis. Please also comment on the availability of state protection in other parts of Ghana in relation to such violence, such as in Accra, Kumasi or other major cities.
      2. Please comment on the availability of internal relocation to escape the violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis. To what extent does the risk of violence extend to other parts of the country, especially Accra, Kumasi or other major cities?
    • GHA37075 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the Kusasi ethnic group and chieftaincy. Do the Kusasi have a common language and how widespread is the use of this language?
      1. Please provide information on the Kusasi-Mamprusi conflict in Bawku in 2008. Was it confined to the local area?
      1. Are the Dagomba people or family part of the Kusasi?
    • GHA36244 - March 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide any information on mistreatment/harm of Christians who have converted from Islam, by other Kusasis, Mamprusis or the government.
      2. Is there evidence of discrimination of Kusasis by Mamprusis, or is the information primarily that there is continuing conflict between the two groups?
    • GHA35336 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      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?

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

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37075 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Are the Dagomba people or family part of the Kusasi?

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

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37370 - Sept 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please comment on the availability of state protection in Bawku in relation to tribal violence between the Mamprusis and Kusasis. Please also comment on the availability of state protection in other parts of Ghana in relation to such violence, such as in Accra, Kumasi or other major cities.
      2. Please comment on the availability of internal relocation to escape the violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis. To what extent does the risk of violence extend to other parts of the country, especially Accra, Kumasi or other major cities?
    • GHA36244 - March 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on treatment of Christians by Mamprusis.
      2. Please provide any information on mistreatment/harm of Christians who have converted from Islam, by other Kusasis, Mamprusis or the government.
      3. Is there evidence of discrimination of Kusasis by Mamprusis, or is the information primarily that there is continuing conflict between the two groups?
      4. What information is there of affiliation between the Mamprusi, political leaders, army and police in the northern Ghana areas such as Bawku?
    • GHA35336 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      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?
      1. 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

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • RIC Reports
    • What would happen if a woman were to refuse the queen mother position? - October 1999
Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA35914 - Dec. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the cost of living in Ghana for a young single woman and her son.
    • GHA31814 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the exploitation of young women by employers in Ghana.
    • GHA31640 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information on arranged marriages between Muslim men and young non Muslim women from remote or rural areas of Ghana?
      2. What protection would be available to women if they complain to state authorities about forced marriage and forced circumcision?
      1. Is it feasible for a young girl to relocate to Accra or any large town area without the support of family members?; Are there any services available to assist young women in these circumstances?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GHA103468.E - Ghana: Domestic violence, including protection, services and recourse available to victims - June 2010 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA36511 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is Ghana still regarded as stable?
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
    • Locked Up and Forgotten: The Need to Abolish the Death Penalty in Ghana - July 2017 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37464 - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Are police in Ghana likely to assist a homosexual who has been the subject of an assault? Would they investigate the death of a homosexual who died due to injuries received during an assault
    • GHA37425 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is police protection available for people who are assaulted even if they are homosexual?
    • GHA36553 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the refusal of police or authorities to become involved in these kinds of tribal matters.
    • GHA35648 - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the status of police protection in Ghana.
    • GHA32625 - Nov. 2007 (PDF)
      1. What is the effectiveness of police in regional Ghana?
    • GHA31640 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. What is the level of corruption in the police?
      2. What is the level of corruption in the judicial system?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Locked Up and Forgotten: The Need to Abolish the Death Penalty in Ghana - July 2017 (PDF)


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Law

US Government Reports

  • Library of Congress - Law Library of Congress (LLOC)
    • Family Reunification Laws in Selected Jurisdictions - July 2014 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Locked Up and Forgotten: The Need to Abolish the Death Penalty in Ghana - July 2017 (PDF)


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Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37425 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Where are Gbawe and Atiko Junction?
    • GHA37075 - Aug. 2010
      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?
    • GHA36553 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide brief information on the village of Seikwa including demographic make up (religions, traditions etc).
    • GHA33029 - March 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please find background information about Salaga/East Gonja - population, economy, tribes, religion, languages, politics, any local conflicts

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Medical Availability

Intergovernmental Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37099 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence of politically motivated violence by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) against members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) either during the 1996 election campaign, or on an ongoing basis?
    • GHA36384 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the National Democratic Congress, its structure and its policies.
      2. Please provide information on the NPP, its structure and its policies.
      3. Are there any reports of NPP members/activists being targeted by NDC members/activists?
      4. Are there any reports of people in Ghana being harmed for switching from one party to another?
      5. Are there any reports of members of the NPP being targeted and harmed by agents of the state in Ghana such as the BNI?
      6. To what extent is state protection available to people in Ghana who are targeted for political violence?
    • GHA36511 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is the NDC still in power in Ghana?
      1. Is there any information that the current government would not protect people from attack by members of the NPP?
    • GHA35648 - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an up-date on the political situation in Ghana.
    • GHA35336 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      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.
    • GHA35085 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the current treatment of NPP supporters.
    • GHA34725 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the National Democratic Congress' (NDC): History, Leaders and deputy leaders since inception Performance at elections since inception
      2. Please provide information on the current government in Ghana: No. of seats held by NDC; No. of seats held by NPP; No. of Ministerial positions held by NDC; No. of Ministerial positions held by NPP
    • GHA34660 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. Can you please provide information on the NPP and names/details of significant members including information on Nana Akuffo Addo?
  • 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 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37370 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please comment on the risk of harm in Ghana due to being Christian (including Seventh Day Adventists or Pentecostals). Please also comment on the above issues of state protection and internal relocation in the context of harm arising from being Christian.
    • GHA36553 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the interaction of Christianity and traditional beliefs. Are there many people who worship both?
      2. Is there any information on killings, violence towards or rejection of people who refuse to take up the Kontihene, or repercussions for those who refuse to give up Christianity?
      1. Please provide information about the type of Christianity practised in this region.
    • GHA36244 - March 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on treatment of Christians by Mamprusis.
      2. Please provide any information on mistreatment/harm of Christians who have converted from Islam, by other Kusasis, Mamprusis or the government.
      1. Do you have any brief information on the church groups Lighthouse Chapel International (Tamale) or Oil Field International Ministries and the type of Christianity they practice?
    • GHA35054 - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the "traditional" view of a Seventh Day Adventist in Ghana?
      1. Is there information that can inform me how likely it is that people would be upset by an individual's stand in not joining the rituals of traditional religion?
      1. It is likely that the police would not wish to be involved/protect an individual who refused the chieftaincy or refused to perform rituals of traditional religion?
      2. What is position of religious freedom generally in Ghana?
    • GHA34610 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on size of different religious communities in Ghana.
      2. Please provide information on city/town of Kumasi in Ghana - is it notable for the size of its Muslim Population? Please provide names of Islamic schools there?
      1. Please provide information on Islamic practices in Ghana.
    • GHA31640 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Is there a Muslim population in Ghana? Where is this population geographically located?
    • GHA36430 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Would being Christian prevent someone from accepting chieftaincy?

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37464 - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Are police in Ghana likely to assist a homosexual who has been the subject of an assault? Would they investigate the death of a homosexual who died due to injuries received during an assault?
    • GHA37425 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Are there any places for socialising for homosexuals in Accra or the above places?
      2. If homosexuality is "outlawed" in Ghana, to what extent is it pursued by the authorities?
      3. What organisations represent or are involved with the homosexual community?
      4. Is police protection available for people who are assaulted even if they are homosexual?
    • GHA33179 - April 2008 (PDF)
      1. What evidence would support a conclusion that there were active moves to promote an international "gay and lesbian" conference in Ghana in late 2007, and what evidence would support a conclusion that no such conference was ever planned?
      2. Please provide updated information on the situation and treatment of homosexuals in Ghana.
      3. Please provide any media reports which exist on murders of alleged homosexuals in 2007.
    • GHA32756 - March 2008 (PDF)
      1. When was the Gay and Lesbian Association of Ghana (GALAG) formed? Has it ever been known by any other name? What was their email address in 2004? Has GALAG ever issued membership cards with members' photographs?
      2. Is there also a Ghana Gay and Lesbians Association?
    • GHA33029 - March 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please search for media articles of attacks or murders of homosexuals in Ghana.
      2. Please particularly search for media articles of attacks or murders of homosexuals in the vicinity of Salaga, particularly in October 2006.
    • GHA32289 - Aug. 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update on the situation of homosexuals in Ghana 2005-August 2007.
  • Canada Responses to Inromation Requests (RIRs)
    • GHA104153.E - Ghana: Treatment of sexual minorities by society and governmental authorities, including legislation, state protection, and support services. - August 2012 (PDF)
Non Government Reports
  • “No Choice but to Deny Who I Am” Violence and Discrimination against LGBT People in Ghana – Jan. 2018 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Bawku

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal RRT Requests
    • GHA37370 - Sept 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please comment on the availability of state protection in Bawku in relation to tribal violence between the Mamprusis and Kusasis. Please also comment on the availability of state protection in other parts of Ghana in relation to such violence, such as in Accra, Kumasi or other major cities.
      2. Please comment on the availability of internal relocation to escape the violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis. To what extent does the risk of violence extend to other parts of the country, especially Accra, Kumasi or other major cities?
    • GHA37075 - August 2010 (PDF)
      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. How common is the Hausa language in Accra, and in the Bawku District?
      2. Please provide information on the Kusasi-Mamprusi conflict in Bawku in 2008. Was it confined to the local area?
      1. Where is Tamale and how far is it from Yarigungu, Bawku District? Are there any links or connections between the two areas?
    • GHA36244 - March 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on Bawku including demography, religious make-up and political leadership (including whether Kusasis or Mamprusis have more power, for example in the regional councils)
      1. What information is there of affiliation between the Mamprusi, political leaders, army and police in the northern Ghana areas such as Bawku?
    • GHA35336 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. 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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Specific Country Issues - Ethnic Conflict

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA38912 - June 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a background on the tribal violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis in Bawku. Are there any reports of a violent incident in January 2009?
      2. Please provide information on the availability of state protection in Bawku in relation to this violence. Is more effective state protection available in other parts of Ghana and if so, are there limitations on this protection?
    • GHA37075 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the Kusasi-Mamprusi conflict in Bawku in 2008. Was it confined to the local area?
    • GHA36553 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information on killings, violence towards or rejection of people who refuse to take up the Kontihene, or repercussions for those who refuse to give up Christianity?
    • GHA36244 - March 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there evidence of discrimination of Kusasis by Mamprusis, or is the information primarily that there is continuing conflict between the two groups?
      1. What information is there of affiliation between the Mamprusi, political leaders, army and police in the northern Ghana areas such as Bawku?
    • GHA35648 - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide up to date information on the status of the ethnic/religious clashes in northern Ghana.
    • GHA35085 - July 2009
      1. Please provide information on the Adani and Abudu in Ghana, in particular the current dispute following the death of the King in 2001/2002
    • GHA34725 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please advise whether members of the Bosanga ethnic group are in conflict with members of Dagbani ethnic group in the northern provinces of Ghana.
      2. Please advise whether members of the Bosanga ethnic group are in conflict with members of Dagbani ethnic group in Accra, or it is just a regional conflict?
    • GHA34619 - March 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the tribal dispute between the Konkamba and Nanumba including reference to incidents in 1994 and 2002.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GHA103678.FE - Ghana: Whether the government targeted soldiers considered close to the opposition before the 2004 presidential elections; if so, whether these soldiers were arrested, detained, court-martialled or transfered elsewhere (2003) - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • GHA103677.FE - Ghana: The military identification card, including whether simple soldiers receive a different card than that of higher-ranking military personnel; whether the length of military service is defined by contract; the procedure for resigning without being accused of deserting (1999 - 2003) - Feb. 2011 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA31814 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on Female Genital Mutilation in Ghana.
    • GHA31640 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. How prevalent is female circumcision in Ghana?
      1. What protection would be available to women if they complain to state authorities about forced marriage and forced circumcision?

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Specific Country Issues - Internal Relocation

Foreign Government Reports

  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA37370 - Sept 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please comment on the availability of internal relocation to escape the violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis. To what extent does the risk of violence extend to other parts of the country, especially Accra, Kumasi or other major cities?
      2. Please comment on the risk of harm in Ghana due to being Christian (including Seventh Day Adventists or Pentecostals). Please also comment on the above issues of state protection and internal relocation in the context of harm arising from being Christian.
    • GHA35336 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the feasibility of relocation within Ghana?
    • GHA35085 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the possibility of relocation in Ghana.

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Australia Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GHA31814 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the trafficking of young women in Ghana.
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Protection of victims of trafficking in Ghana - Feb. 2008 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - Sub-Saharan Africa - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

Not Available

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

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Updated July 11, 2018

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