The Symposium on the State of Freedom and Justice in Ghana held on the 4th of March 2019 at the British Council Auditorium in Accra, was organized by the Citizens’ Movement Against Corruption (CMaC) in collaboration with Participatory Development Associates (PDA) Ltd., The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and
other key stakeholders such as Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), Centre for Demo- cratic Development (CDD) and the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII). The event, which brought
together over seventy (70) participants including students, governance and security experts, anti-corruption campaigners, public officials among others, was the inaugural version of an anticipated series of annual events to assess the state of freedom and justice in Ghana from a human rights perspective. This maiden event centred on three main issues: the security the situation in the country; the excessive powers of the executive; and the passage of a credible
Right to Information RTI Law. The objective was to identify clear, actionable reform proposals to aid the state in addressing the aforementioned issues.
The symposium began with a welcome address delivered by Edem Senanu, Co-Chair of the Citizens’ Movement against Corruption. This was followed by introductory remarks from
the chairperson of the event, Commissioner Joseph Whittal, Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). The symposium had two main