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Ghana: (1) Regions where Traditional Heads maintain strong authority over the population. (2) Relationships between the Government and local Traditional Heads (whether an individual may be arbitrarily arrested and/ or detained by the authorities for personal motivations held by Traditional Heads, and whether there are any legal protective measures which are effective from which a person can benefit), such as: -What is the relationship between local Traditional Heads and the central/local Government and the judiciary? -What type of power or authority, local traditional heads have; i.e. can they be linked to local authorities; do they have (official or unofficial) authority to order police to arrest individuals and/or have prosecutors try individuals in court, and if so, would the federal authorities intervene (for example if the traditional head manipulates the authorities to arrest, falsely charge try individuals in trails which lack due process guarantees) -Can the local traditional heads exert their power beyond their own/ local areas, for example to the capital city? (3) In the event a power struggle among Traditional Heads, including a fight to take over the Traditional Headship, occurs in particular regions, whether the central/ regional Government would be able to exert control, including through administrative regulations, legislative activities and/or exercise of judicial/police authority. In other words, can the federal or local authorities protect an individual from threats by non-state agents who want to take over the role? Would the Traditional Head themselves be able to protect an individual appointed as the next Traditional Head from non-state agents wanting to take over the role?

15 July 2013 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: Information on FGM in Ghana. Information on whether protection is available for someone fearing FGM? Information on whether FGM is legal in Ghana?

25 October 2012 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: Consequences of refusing a fetish priest or chieftancy position, and whether there is state protection available

16 August 2012 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana : information sur les conséquences pour une personne qui refuse de prendre la fonction de prêtre fétichiste ou de chef; information indiquant si une protection est offerte par l'État

16 August 2012 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: Treatment of sexual minorities by society and governmental authorities, including legislation, state protection, and support services

16 August 2012 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana : information sur le traitement réservé aux minorités sexuelles par la société et les autorités gouvernementales, y compris information sur la loi, la protection offerte par l'État et les services de soutien

16 August 2012 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: 1. Please supply a map of Ghana showing Akim Ayirebi, Akim, Oda and the Jasikan District in the Volta Region. 2. Please provide an overview of Ghana's political and electoral system. Is it correct that the NPP were in power prior to elections in 2008 at which time the NDC came into power? Are there reports that the new government has introduced new financial loss laws since 2008? 4. Are there reports of widespread official corruption in Ghana?

28 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: Any reports on the conflict in the Kusase Bakwe area between the Kusasi and Mamprusi tribes over chieftaincy and land in 2010/2011

10 August 2011 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: 1. Does country information indicate what language would be most commonly spoken by Mamprusis living in Bawku? Does the country information support the contention that most people in Ghana speak Twi? 2. Does the country information indicate that there are significant cultural festivals common to Mamprusis or to Bawku that a person living there for all of his life might be expected to know about? 3. Please provide a background on the tribal violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis in Bawku. Are there any reports of a violent incident in January 2009? 4. Please provide information on the availability of state protection in Bawku in relation to this violence. Is more effective state protection available in other parts of Ghana and if so, are there limitations on this protection? 5. Please provide a map of Ghana showing Bawku. Is it possible to identify a geographical area over which the violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis is concentrated? Is it possible to provide a map of Bawku showing significant landmarks?

24 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: 1. Deleted. 2. Please comment on the availability of state protection in Bawku in relation to tribal violence between the Mamprusis and Kusasis. Please also comment on the availability of state protection in other parts of Ghana in relation to such violence, such as in Accra, Kumasi or other major cities 3. Please comment on the availability of internal relocation to escape the violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis. To what extent does the risk of violence extend to other parts of the country, especially Accra, Kumasi or other major cities? 4. Please comment on the risk of harm in Ghana due to being Christian (including Seventh Day Adventists or Pentecostals). Please also comment on the above issues of state protection and internal relocation in the context of harm arising from being Christian

16 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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