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The Advocates Submits Information to African Commission on Liberian Refugees in Ghana
The Advocates for Human Rights has made an informational submission to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights related to the situation of Liberian refugees in Ghana. The Advocates has worked with the Liberian refugee population in the Buduburam settlement near Accra, Ghana since 2007 as part of its Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Diaspora Project. In May 2008, Liberian refugees who were protesting a UNHCR-Ghanaian government plan to integrate them locally were arrested by Ghanaian security forces. Hundreds of women and children were held for days and some refugees were summarily deported back to Liberia.Ghana is due for its state periodic review before the African Commission in late 2009.