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  1. Ghana - Constitutional law - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration of Public Health Emergency Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Instrument, 2020 (Executive Instrument 61 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-23 | GHA-2020-M-110057

    Executive Order made under section 169 of the Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851).
    1. Declaration of public health emergency
    2. Testing and quarantine directives
    3. Preventive measures

  2. Ghana - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-21 | GHA-2020-L-110060

    The Act provides for powers to impose restrictions on persons, to give effect to paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) of clause (4) of article 21 of the Constitution in the event or imminence of an emergency, disaster or similar circumstance to ensure public safety, public health and protection (section 1). Restrictions can be imposed if is reasonably required in the interest of defence, public safety, public health or the running of essential services; on the movement or residence within Ghana; to restrict the freedom of entry in to Ghana, or movement in Ghana, of a person who is not a citizen of Ghana; or for the purpose of safeguarding the people of Ghana against the teaching or propagation of a doctrine which exhibits or encourages disrespect for the nationhood of Ghana, the national symbols and emblems, or incites hatred against other members of the community.

  3. Ghana - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-31 | GHA-2012-L-92285

    AN ACT to establish arrangements for the political transfer of administration from one democratically elected President to another democratically elected President, to provide for the regulation of the political transfer of power and for related matters.

  4. Ghana - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Political Parties Act, 2000 (Act 574). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-02-23 | GHA-2000-L-56820

    Comprehensive legislation on political parties. Regulates founding and registration of political parties, operation of political parties, funding of political parties, and some related matters.

  5. Ghana - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (Amendment) Act, 1996 (No. 527).

    Adoption: 1996-12-16 | GHA-1996-C-51622

    Amendments concerning dual citizenship, vacancies in Parliament, and the composition of the National Media Commission. An amendment to Article 199 provides for the hiring of retired civil servants (who must normally retire at age 60) on a consultancy basis for tasks requiring specific expertise.

  6. Ghana - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Presidential Office Act (No. 463 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-22 | GHA-1993-L-36265

    Establishes a Presidential Office to provide the President and the Vice-President such services as they may require for the efficient and effective implementation of the executive functions under the Constitution. Repeals sections 9 and 10 of the Civil Service Law, 1993.

  7. Ghana - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (No. 282 of 1992) - African laws and Constitutions on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1992-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-07 | GHA-1992-C-31976

    Contains 26 Chapters and 179 sections, covering matters including fundamental human rights and freedoms, composition of the government and the public service, electoral rights, the judiciary and courts, freedom and independence of the media, the armed forces, and citizenship. Among protected human rights are the right to protection from slavery and forced labour, equality and freedom from discrimination, freedom of association, women's rights, children's rights, rights of disabled persons, and the right to work under satisfactory, safe and healthy conditions.


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