This study examined whether the traditional courts have adequate mechanisms that
promote and protect human rights in the course of settling disputes. This situation
offers an avenue for the study of the traditional arbitration systems and human rights
promotion and protection.
As a result, this work undertook a study of the situation in the Akyem Abuakwa
Traditional Council, Kyebi in the Eastern Region. The study set out to find out
whether in the exercise of power and authority during arbitration the dignity and,
fundamental human rights and freedoms of people who appeared before the
traditional arbitrators were protected and not abused.
Both qualitative and quantitative methods were adapted towards achieving the
objectives of the study. Data was collected through interviews, questionnaire and
observation of respondents and purposive sampling technique was also used to select
respondents. The researcher employed an interview and observational guides to elicit
The study established that infractions which have occurred during arbitration were as
a result of factors such as the absence of state’s oversight responsibility in traditional
judicial matters and low level of knowledge of the arbitration panel in techniques,
concepts and skills of modern arbitration.
The study revealed that mitigating the infractions existing in the arbitration processes
require regular training of the arbitration panel. It was recommended that state should
exercise oversight responsibility on the traditional courts through enactment to
formalise their activities so that they could operate within the limits of the
Constitution of the Republic.
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Library, Eastern Network. "EXPLORING HUMAN RIGHTS IN TRADITIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROCESSES IN GHANA: A STUDY OF AKYEM ABUAKWA TRADITIONAL AREA." Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 14, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/exploring-human-rights-in-traditional-conflict-resolution-processes-in-ghana-a-study-of-akyem-abuakwa-traditional-area