The role of Ghana's Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in empowering rights and justice

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Established under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana by the CHRAJ Act of 1993 (Act 456), the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) stands as a vital pillar in Ghana's pursuit of human rights, administrative justice, and anti-corruption measures.

With its three broad mandates, CHRAJ serves as:

  • The National Human Rights Institution of Ghana.

  • The Ombudsman of Ghana.

  • An Anti-Corruption Agency and Ethics Office for the Public Service of Ghana.

As the National Human Rights Institution of Ghana, CHRAJ is responsible for promoting and safeguarding fundamental human rights and freedoms.

In its role as the Ombudsman of Ghana, CHRAJ works to promote administrative justice within public administration. It investigates complaints regarding the conduct of public institutions and their staff, ensuring transparency and fairness in everyday executive and administrative functions.

CHRAJ is also empowered to combat corruption in Ghana. As one of the state agencies tasked with promoting integrity in the public service, CHRAJ enforces compliance with ethical standards outlined in the Code of Conduct for Public Officers, contributing to the maintenance of high ethical standards in public service.

CHRAJ ensures that every individual appearing before the commission is given a fair, just, and transparent process. Its services are provided free of charge, empowering, user-friendly, and accessible to all. Additionally, its investigation and complaint resolution mechanisms are efficient and expeditious.

On behalf of CHRAJ, an invitation is extended to all to explore its website and learn more about the commission. CHRAJ stands ready and willing to serve, aiming to uphold rights, justice, and integrity in Ghanaian society.



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