Law reforms must conform to good governance, human rights - Legal Expert
9/15/2012 10:00:21 PM -
Agona Swedru (C/R), Sept.15, GNA - Mr David Osei Asare, Senior Legal Officer at the Law Reform Commission, has said Law reforms must conform to values including good governance, respect for human rights, liberties and dignities of every individual.
He said Law reforms should also support fair and equal treatment for every member of the society.
Mr Osei Asare made these remarks at the opening of a three-day workshop on processes of Law reforms, educational policies and alternative forms of education for children affected by worst forms of child labour at Swedru.
The three-day event was organised for policy advisory, education and skill training sub-committee members of the National Steering Committee on child labour.
It seeks to ensure that members have a firm knowledge of the processes of Law reform in Ghana, and participants kept are abreast with some of the educational policies and alternative forms of education for children in Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL).
It is also to equip committee members to carry out its mandate and provide policy advice to government with the view of eliminating child labour.
Mr Osei Asare said issues being reformed in the Law should not reflect on political party ideology, ethical and moral issues and that with Law reforms there was the need to consult the people the 'bad Law' affects.
'In Law reforms the commission takes into account the importance, resource availability and suitability factor,' he added.
Mr Morrison Opam Adjei, Deputy Director, Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare, said as members of the policy advisory, they needed to adequately equip themselves on the processes of Law review in the country.
He said these would help provide useful information to the National Steering Committee on child labour who would in turn advise policy makers in crafting quality alternative forms of education for children affected by WFCL.
'Society is dynamic and so must be our Laws and educational policies,' he noted.