FULL JUDGMENT: Achimota School versus Rastafarians

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court on Monday ordered Achimota Senior High School to admit the Rastafarian students, Tyron Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea, who were denied admission by the school because of their dreadlocks.

In a ruling Monday afternoon, the Human Rights Court One, presided over by Justice Gifty Adjei Addo, held that failure to admit the two students because of their dreadlocks, which is a manifestation of their religious right is a violation of their human rights, right to education and dignity.

Below is a copy of the full judgment