Ghana Refugee Law, 1992

Published: 30/Dec/1992

According to the law a refugee is a person that falls within the definitions provided in the 1951 Refugee Convention and the OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee. The law holds that every person granted refugee status in Ghana shall be entitled to the rights and be subject to the duties specified in these two international instruments as well. In addition, it holds that every recognised refugee and the members of his family shall be issued with identity cards, residence permits and a UN travel documents. The law also establishes the Refugee Board, a body responsible for the implementation of the law. The body’s mandate includes the registration of refugees and the assessment of their applications. Download file: here

Regions: West Africa, Ghana
Year: 1992