Ghanaians need more education on the legal systems, legal proceedings and what constitutes harm to a child.
So what has the other crimes got to do with others? So people mean when other offences have not yet been prosecuted, a judge can't adjudicate on another?
Who has the right to determine an appropriate sentence in a court of law? We may not always agree with a judge but I think we must learn to accord them with respect that they have enough training, knowledge and experience to discharge their duties.
By the way, how many times do Ghanaians find interest the cases of ordinary Ghanaians including those falsely accused or ha e been remanded, rotting in jails without being afforded the right to a fair hearing?
Article 3(1) of the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child provides:
"In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by the public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be the primary consideration".
Ghana's 1998 children's Act Section 6 paragraph 3(a) states parents have a duty to their children from "neglect, discrimination... exposure to physical and moral hazards, and oppression"
6(3)(b), parents must also "provide good guidance, care... and development".
6(3)(c), must ensure the child is cared for by a "competent person".
Section 12, protect the child against exploitation
Section 13, protection against degrading treatment
April 16, 2021
UN CRC (1989)
Ghana's Children's Act 1998
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