PAHRO’s Fadama Legal Assistance Programme progresses in Ghana
The volunteers held a workshop with a group of men from the community and explained the conditions under which police arrests must be conducted with or without arrest warrants. The volunteers also explained what illegal detention means and the fact that if any of them were held for more than 48 hours without bail or arraignment in court, then that constitutes illegal detention. They also explained to them that women and children have safe guards and special protection if they get arrested and that the men should demand that the police respect their rights.
After the workshop, the volunteers distributed the names and contacts of institutions that they can call in order to get legal assistance. The volunteers used this opportunity to introduce the FLAP Centre, which is still under construction and advised that the community should not hesitate to contact them when need be.
After the programme, the volunteers paid a visit to the building site of the new FLAP Centre. The building was a result of fundraising and donations from Jennifer Croker (Australia), Kristine Mikkelsen (USA) and Jennifer Mill (Australia).
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