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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Ghana - Disability Rights Convention Ratified - People With Mental Disabilities Need Protection, Community-Based Programs
Nairobi — The announcement by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs on August 21, 2012, of Ghana's ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities affirmed Ghana's commitment to respect the human rights of all its citizens, including those with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said today.
Ghana became the 119th country in the world to ratify the Disability Rights Convention, a landmark international treaty that mandates the protection and promotion of human rights for the more than 1 billion people with disabilities worldwide. More than 5 million people with disabilities live in Ghana, one-fifth of the total population, including 2.8 million people with mental disabilities.
Read more of the Human Rights Watch article in All AfricaHERE.