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Avoidance of Discrimination Act, 1957 🇬🇭

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Republic of Ghana

The thirty-eighth


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Avoidance of Discrimination Act, 1957

  • Assented to on 30 December 1957
  • Commenced on 31 December 1957
AN ACT to prohibit organisations using or engaging in ethnic, regional, racial or religious propaganda to the detriment of any other community, or securing the election of persons on account of their ethnic, regional, or religious affiliations and for related matters.

1. Power to restrict activities of an organisation

(1)An organisation, the membership of which is substantially restricted to any one community or religious faith, shall not have as one of its objectives the exposure of any other organisation however constituted or of any part of the community, to hatred, contempt or ridicule on account of their community or religion.
(2)An organisation whether or not incorporated or registered under the Political Parties Act, 2000 (Act 574) which contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.
(3)Where an orga…

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