Ghana Refugee Law, 1992

Published: 30/Dec/1992

PNDCL 305D, adopted 30 December 1992; entry into force 27 August 1993.

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 states that every recognised refugee and the members of his family shall be issued with identity cards, residence permits and a UN travel documents. Section 17(b) envisages that the reasons for a person to cease to be a refugee include acquisition of Ghanaian citizenship.

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Themes: Nationality and Refugees
Regions: West Africa, Ghana
Year: 1992