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Introduction

BySeth Tweneboah

The introductory chapter provides a background to the larger discussion in this study. It dwells on the key proposition that although religion impedes Ghana’s secular ideals, it is, at the same time, useful in the development of human rights standards, political mobilisation and legal enforcement. The chapter provides a brief synopsis of the legal, political and religious contexts within which contemporary Ghanaian plural legal orders operate.