Committee
United Nations Human Rights Council
Country
Ghana

Author

Tim Fritsche
Germany

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/6910

Position Paper Ghana (UNHRC) Tim Fritsche Topic 1 : Discrimination Toward Albinism Sixteen years have passed since Ghana ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).Under ICCPR albinos have the right to life,freedom from torture and security of the person.They have the right to equalty before the law and to its protection from discrimination. Ghanaians with albinism have been attacked and murdered for ritual purposes. But this happens less frequently than in some other African nations. The government and the society of Ghana is becoming totally aware of this problem. One signal for this trend is the Albinism Awareness Day. The Ghana Association of Persons with Albinism (GAPA) celebrated the first International Albinism Awareness Day in Accra on June 2015 with a public awareness march and discussion forum. Attendees included government officials, civil society, media, families, hundreds of people with albinism from Ghana’s ten regions and Member of Parliament Samia Nkrumah. Despite these measures, Ghanaians with albinism have been attacked and murdered for ritual purposes. But ...

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