CHRAJ

Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice
Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) was created in 1993 as an independent institution designed to protect fundamental human rights and freedoms in Ghana.  It exists to build on and improve good governance, democracy, integrity, peace and social development across the nation.  Such a role allows it to pursue justice in Ghana’s administrative system and fairness throughout society, which includes dealing with complaints about public institutions and investigating corruption. 

As Ghana’s anti-corruption agency, CHRAJ has the responsibility to investigate and report cases of corruption, abuse of power and unfair treatment by public officials.  CHRAJ is also responsible for coordinating the country’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan and with ARAP’s support, is the driving force to put it into practice across the nation.  Holding such a function makes the CHRAJ a major stakeholder in areas such as raising awareness about the high costs of corruption and the benefits of a corrupt-free society.

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ARAP Coordination Unit in Ghana work remotely during the Corona pandemic
ARAP Coordination Unit in Ghana work remotely during the Corona pandemic
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The ARAP Coordination Unit office is closed to the public but we are still working together with our partners during the Corona pandemic

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11 institutions sign an Anti-Corruption Memorandum of Understanding to combat corruption and crime
11 institutions sign an Anti-Corruption Memorandum of Understanding to combat corruption and crime
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This is another milestone in Ghana’s efforts to combat corruption and crime.

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ARAP Hosts the 14th coordination Steering Committee Meeting
ARAP Hosts the 14th coordination Steering Committee Meeting
27/02/2020

ARAP Steering Committee members gathered in Accra for the 14th coordination meeting

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Lines of Work

NACAP Coordination

Ghana’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) is the framework to combat corruption and strengthen accountability in Ghana.  It includes the participation of hundreds of Implementing Partners (IPs) - including all ARAP stakeholders - from the public and private sectors, civil society, media and Parliament.

ARAP supports CHRAJ (the NACAP coordinator) to promote the NACAP vision and joint fight against corruption, by engaging the IPs in its annual planning and reporting.

Lines of action

NACAP Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Communication Strategy for NACAP Coordination

NACAP Reporting

Information Management System (IMS) for NACAP reporting

Coordination of ACAs Platform

Implementing Direct NACAP Mandates

In addition to its coordinator role, CHRAJ has a specific NACAP mandate relating to prevention and enforcement.  Ensuring accountability and transparency in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors can be addressed for example through systematic investigations into institutions at risk of corruption.  CHRAJ can also directly investigate corruption cases.

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Public Education on corruption and NACAP

Capacity Development for Investigation

Transparency and Integrity in Public Sector

NACAP Mid-Term Review

Strengthen CHRAJ Capacity to Deliver on its Mandate

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Strategic Development

Capacity Development