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UN UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

The UN Universal Periodic Review [UPR] Process is a mechanism for reviewing the Human Rights situation of member countries of the United Nations. It is a universal process that deals with all areas of Human Rights and applies to the then 193, now 194 member states [with the inclusion of South Sudan] of the UN. […]

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National Youth Dialogue – ‘TALK SOME’ Platform

The National Youth Dialogue is an Africa Youth Democratic Web Platform- “AYDWP” focused on the Youth Perspective and Participation in Governance and National Development. This initiative was developed and instituted by POS Foundation and its German partners-Liquid Democracy, under the GIZ’s ‘Commitment for Africa Project’ and coordinated by the Center for Democratic Development [CDD-Ghana]. This online portal was deployed to facilitate […]

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RIGHT TO INFORMATION (RTI)

POS Foundation represents the youth on the Coalition of the Right to Information (RTI) which is spearheaded by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Africa office in Accra. The Coalition advocates and organizes activities in promoting and lobbying for the passage of an effective RTI Bill. POS Foundation led the team on an awareness campaign to […]

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"I’m sorry" Son apologises to Mother after threatening her with Machete

A 28-YEAR-OLD Accounting student who brandished a machete at his 68-year-old mother for which he was in remand for an unspecified period has been discharged unconditionally from the Akuse Local Prisons after spending a month and 11 days in prison. His release from prison custody came when he remorsefully apologised to the mother and asked […]

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16 Remand Prisoners Freed, 45 Others Granted Bail

Sixteen (16) remand prisoners at the Kumasi Central Prisons have been freed and 45 others granted bail under the Justice for All Programme (JFAP).

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KUMASI: 46 Remand Prisoners Freed Under Justice For All Programme

Forty-six remand prisoners at the Kumasi Central Prisons, have regained full or partial freedom under the Access to Justice Project initiated seven years ago by the Chief Justice. Nineteen (19) of them have been discharged while twenty-seven (27) who had been on remand for about three years received bail. Their cases are among 68 brought […]

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NSAWAM (2017) – Seven Remand Prisoners Freed Under Justice For All Programme

Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson |06 May 2017 Seven persons on remand at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison were yesterday set free under the “Justice For All Programme” (JFAP), an initiative meant to decongest the country’s prisons. One of those set free spent 11 years on remand for alleged robbery with the trial yet to commence at […]

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WINNEBA (2017) – Thirty-One Remand Prisoners Granted Bail

June 10, 2017 Thirty-one Prisoners remanded for years at the Winneba Prison and Ankaful Prison Annex in the Central Region, were on Friday granted bail after three courts had heard their cases under the ‘Justice for All’ programme. Out of the 26 cases heard at the Winneba Prison, 18 applicants were granted bail, four were […]

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HO AND KPANDO (2017) – Boy, 16, Freed Under Justice For All Programme

A 16-year-old juvenile, who spent three months on remand at the Ho Central Prison in the Volta Region, has been discharged under the Justice for All Programme (JFAP). The juvenile had been on remand since July 2017 on a charge of stealing a mobile phone. The Presiding Judge, Justice Constance Hometowu of the High Court, […]

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AKUSE (2017) - Four remand Prisoners Discharged at Akuse Prison

Four remand prisoners at the Akuse Prison in the Eastern Region were discharged after two courts had heard their cases under the 'Justice for All' programme. Out of the 23 cases reviewed, eight of the prisoners were absent from court and two were granted bail. Three other prisoners were refused bail while two bail cases […]

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