The State of Women's Human Rights in Ghana: The Law and its Enforcement

"Human rights have been defined as the inherent and inalienable rights that are due to human beings by reason of their being human. These rights aim at ensuring the dignity of every human being". Indeed the Universal Declaration on Human Rights adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10th December, 1948, states in Article 1 "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards each other in a spirit of brotherhood." Even though the Universal Declaration on Human Rights is not a legally binding document, through its thirty articles the world has set a standard by which to measure human actions. Constitutions throughout the world have adopted the rights listed therein as part of their Bill of Rights."