Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ Mercy Larbi
Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ Mercy Larbi

Author: Maame Owusuaa Oppong

Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) which seeks to protect universal human rights and freedoms, has held its stakeholders’ engagements on Human Rights Action Plan.

Briefing journalists in Accra, Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ Mercy Larbi, stated emphatically that “it is mandatory for businesses to have human rights due diligence in order to prevent any sort of human right violation.”

According to her, though the country is run by laws of which if anyone breaches, he or she can face the law, but if the ordinary Ghanaian right is violated, he or she can’t fight because it is very costly.

CHRAJ
CHRAJ

“Human rights are being violated rampantly without gaining any remedy and it has become necessary for business owners to acquire human rights certificates before they can operate,” she pointed out.

On his part, a Member of the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights Drafting Committee, Mr. Victor Brobbey, said steady progress will be ensured to place the obligation for all businesses across the country to be compliant with the human rights issue.

“Ghana especially has taken the lead in this initiative to ensure that before any business will run progressively, all regimes being legal or procurement consistent with human rights.”

This according to him will enable the ordinary Ghanaian at all levels to enforce their rights in case they are being infringed.

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