Ghana: Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

This submission highlights areas of concern that Human Rights Watch hopes will inform the Committee’s consideration of Ghana’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It focuses on the shackling of persons with psychosocial disabilities and relates to Ghana’s overall obligations towards the CRPD, including articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 19, 25, and 28.

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