November: Summary of news
Published 01/12/2019
November: Summary of news

Here’s a selection of what has been happening:

4th ARAP National dialogue on ‘Whistle blowing’ mechanism held in Tamale

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) held the 4th National Accountability, Rule of law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP) dialogue on ‘Whistle blowing’ mechanism in Tamale, in the Northern Region to engage, educate and empower the people to report cases of corruption.

Ghanaian delegation visits Spain to discuss on Administrative Justice and Judicial Review

The 2nd International Exchange of Experience visit took place between the 18th and 22nd November in Madrid, among a mixed Ghanaian delegation from the Commissioner, Director for Human Rights and the Director of Administrative Justice from CHRAJ, two Judges for the Court of Appeal and a representative of the Solicitor General had the opportunity to meet their peers in the equivalent institutions in Spain. The delegation visited Spanish institutions in charge of guaranteeing citizen rights vis-à-vis public administration and overseeing the effective and adequate function of the state in its different functions. These included the Ombudsman, institutions, and instruments contemplated in the contentious and administrative law of Spain. The exchange sought to review and analyse international procedures, systems and standards, exploring adequate instruments for shared purposes.

Training Prosecutors on Disclosure Procedures and Anti-Corruption

The Guidelines issued by the Attorney General require investigators and prosecutors to work as a team to make informed decisions on how relevant material is disclosed.

1,204 GPS and EOCO investigators and prosecutors across all the country participated in the sessions from August until November 2019.

ARAP Steering Committee members gathered in Accra for the 13th coordination meeting

This quarterly, the 13th Steering Committee was co-chaired by Mr. David Eklu from the Ghana Police Service.

The Steering Committee, which provides support, guidance and oversight the progress the programme, compromised representatives of ARAP’s coordination unit, the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Ghana Police Service (GPS), the Attorney General (AG) , the Judiciary and Judicial Service (JS), the Legal Aid Commission (LAC) and the Economic and Organized Crime Organisation (EOCO).

ARAP supports “Justice for All Programme” at Ho

The “Justice for All Programme”, is an initiative meant to decongest Ghana's prisons. At Ho Central Prison, the programme held speedy hearing to Remand prisoners. Some of the beneficiaries had spent about 10 years on remand with trial yet to be commenced at the law courts. The “Justice for all Programme” is a beautiful example of Ghana beyond aid.

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