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Ghana

CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (adopted on 18 December 1979). Relevant articles: 2, 4, 14 and 16.

Ratified 2 January 1986.

 

CEDAW-OP: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (adopted on 6 October 1999).

Ratified 3 February 2011.

ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (adopted on 16 December 1966). Relevant articles: 2(2), 3 and 11(1).

Ratified 7 September 2000

ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (adopted on 16 December 1966). Relevant articles: 2(1), 3, 14, 16 and 23(4).

Ratified 7 September 2000.

Other international regulations

ACHPR
African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Ratified 24 January 1989.

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
Voted in favour as member of the UN assembly
13 September 2007

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of
Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) adopted on 11 July 2003
Ratified 13 June 2006

Sources: numbers in brackets (*) refer to sources displayed in the Bibliography