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Human Right Groups to contest Passed Anti-LGBT Bill in court

Human Right Groups to contest Passed Anti-LGBT Bill in court.

Some Human Right groups in Ghana have threatened to challenge the just passed anti LGBT Billin court.

The passage of the Bill by Parliament comes a day after the Board Chair of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, called on President Akufo-Addo to reject the Bill.

Prof. Gadzekpo argued that the bill undermines fundamental human rights protected by the Constitution, including the rights to dignity, freedom of speech and association, procession participation, academic freedom, equality, and non-discrimination.

Reacting to the passage, she said, the bill focused on human rights and a rights-based approach to supporting sexual minorities in Ghana, Prof. Gadzekpo emphasized that upholding rights and freedoms is crucial to constitutional democracy.

She warned that altering these rights could jeopardize Ghana’s democratic principles, highlighting the significance of the issue for all citizens.

The Bill would now require presidential assent to come into force. President Nana Akufo-Addo has not confirmed if he would sign the bill into law.

She has also called on the president not to ascent the bill.

Voice of Professor Audrey Gadzekpo

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