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Oleeee, Oleee, Olee, OYE. Critical News, 3rd February 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on February 3, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

We went past another milestone when Parliament accepted that Nana Oye Lithur could be made Minister for Gender, Children and Social protection.  Like many other new descriptions and positions created so far by Government, I don’t know what that job entails, but I am glad Nana Oye was nominated and accepted.  We will debate the ministries issue later when Kwaka Baako comes back from New York, where he is chilling for a while.  But I will say here and now that President John Mahama has no problem with gay rights.  It has nothing to do with Mr. Solomon sitting to his left at his book launch, it has more to do with what I asked him at another book launch.  JDM believes in protecting citizen rights; that I know for a fact, because he knew where Nana Oye was coming from before he nominated her to ensure that the rights of the underprivileged in society would be catered, and I asked him and he clarified at a public event. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Icc Celebrates 10 Years: The Implications For Africa

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 28, 2012

By Obiageli Oraka

On July 17, 1998, a conference of more than 160 states established the first treaty-based permanent International Criminal Court (ICC). This court has the mandate to investigate and prosecute individuals for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The court’s treaty, known as the Rome Statute, also provides for reparations for victims. Ten years ago this month, the Rome Statute went into force.

The ICC has strong support in Africa – 33 of the 121 countries that have become parties to the Rome Statute are African States. This means that Africa comprises the largest regional block of the court’s members. In addition, Africans have been appointed senior officials at the court. Most recently, Chile Eboe Osuji from Nigeria was elected an ICC judge. Fatou Bensouda from the Gambia was appointed the ICC’s new prosecutor. In fact, 4 of the 18 current ICC judges are African and almost 200 out of around 850 staff are African, from 30 countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cote d’Ivoire: Accountability Yes, Retaliation No

Posted by Business in Ghana on April 13, 2011

By Ivan Simonovic, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

Traveling around Abidjan and the west of Côte d’Ivoire last week, as the push to dislodge former President Laurent Gbagbo reached its climax, it was difficult to escape the stench of death.

In the Carrefour neighborhood of Duékoué, I peered down a deep well at the abandoned headquarters of one of the warring militias. No bodies were visible but the smell was unmistakable. No one knows how many bodies lie inside. The grisly work of recovering and identifying the dead lies ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

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Commissioner Short retires, Anna Bossman heads CHRAJ

Posted by Business in Ghana on December 1, 2010

Mr. Emile Francis Short has retired voluntarily as Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

A statement signed by the Secretary to the President and issued today, December 1, said President JEA Mills has approved the Commissioner Short’s retirement, effective from 30th of November, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Afriquiyah Airlines ad Human Rights Abuse in Libya

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 19, 2010

By Georgette Djaba, Legal Eagle

Afriquiyah Airlines is owned by the Libyans.  Ghanaians love to fly with that airline because it is probably one of the cheapest from London to Accra and from Accra to London. They advertise extensively on our local radio stations here in London.   My younger brother, Henry Djaba  Junior and his girlfriend went to Tripoli on 4 August 2009 via that airline.  His story is in all the national and local newspapers here in London. If you google his name you will see what I mean. Read the rest of this entry »

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