Human Rights and its enemies: Tyrone Marghuy v. Achimota School

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Human rights are the foundation of every democratic society and have become the single most important index in assessing democratic credentials among the comity of nations.

The United Nations framework of human rights considers the principle of indivisibility as the binding agent that holds all human rights together.

In Ghana, the position of human rights largely reflects what has been provided under the international framework and is guaranteed under the 1992 constitution.

In the Tyrone Marhguy case against Achimota School, the main contention was whether the applicant could enjoy his right to religion and manifest the same while seeking to enjoy his right to education.

In giving judgment in favor of the applicant, the court largely employed the public interest doctrine to determine whether there exists a justification for any alleged violation.

The above article is one of the eleven(11) entries in the 6th volume of the Ghana School of Law student Journal.

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