Last edited: April 16, 2007


  • Statute: Chapter 6, Sexual Offences Article 105
  • Penalty:
  • Restrictions:

Ghana’s code, as of 1997:

Criminal Code 1960-97
Chapter 6, Sexual Offences Article 105:

Whoever is guilty of unnatural carnal knowledge—
(a)   of any person without his consent, is guilty of first degree felony;
(b)  of any person with his consent, or of any animal, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(David John Frank, Associate Professor, Harvard University -  March 2002)

[we have assumed that this law only applies to sex between men, in view of its derivation from UK law. however this may be incorrect]

Reports of imprisonment and torture of several gay men in 1992. In 1993 a gay activist fled the country after problems with the authorities. (PB) (IB 3/92)*Laws


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