GENEVA (7 December 2017) – A delegation of the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries will conduct an official country visit to Ghana, from 8 to 15 December 2017.
The Working Group delegation comprising of Mr. Anton Katz and Ms. Patricia Arias, will assess the regulation of private security companies in the country and the measures in place to address the challenges posed by mercenarism and mercenary related activities, including foreign fighters and their impact on human rights.
The delegation will hold meetings in Accra and Takoradi with representatives from relevant Government ministries, members of civil society including non-governmental organizations, private security companies and companies operating in the extractive industry.
The experts will hold a press conference to share their preliminary observations on 15 December, at 12:30 p.m. at the GJA International Press Centre, Accra.
The Working Group will present a full report of the country visit to the Human Rights Council in 2018.