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Ghana - OPCAT Situation

Updated 31.07.2017

The ratification of the OPCAT was approved by Parliament in June 2016, following recommendation by Cabinet. Ghana deposited the instrument of ratification of the OPCAT to the United Nations in New York on 23 September 2016.

The SPT member Satyabhooshun Gupt Domah is the SPT focal point for Ghana.


Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification September 23, 2016
UNCAT Ratification September 7, 2000
NPM Designated

Under consideration

Population 26 908 262
Area (sq km) 238 533
Number of prisons 43
Prison population 13 573
Quick links

SRT: Visit Report (March 2014) and follow-up visit (October 2015) - press release

CCPR: Concluding Observations (August 2016)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (December 2012)

CAT: Concluding Observations (May 2011)

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights: Periodic Report (1993-2000)