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ARTICLE 19's submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - 11 April 2012 - ARTICLE 19 notes that only a few freedom of expression issues have been addressed during the first cycle of the UPR. However, the Ghanaian Government accepted a number of related recommendations, in particular, to take further action to combat corruption especially in the public sector, including measures in the judiciary. This submission examines the implementation of these recommendation and supplements further information. Namely, this submission addresses:

- Issues relegated to protection of the right to freedom of information and the activities undertaken by the Ghanaian Government to combat corruption (in the view of implementing the recommendations from the first UPR cycle);
- State of freedom of media in the country;
- Use of criminal law to limit freedom of expression;
- Instances of harassment and attacks on journalists and media workers;
- Instances of human rights violations related to peaceful protest.

To read the full text of ARTICLE 19's submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, click here.

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