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A Morality Paradox? Religious Freedom vs Human Rights.

(Universal Declaration of Human Rights) Ghana The practice of ‘Trokosi’ as found in country visits by the UN Special Rapporteur is a form of religious/ritual servitude that is still practised in parts of Ghana, the exploitation includes the use of the child to sexual purposes by a fetish priest (United Nations Special Rapporteur against Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Ghana , 2013).The practice is seen to have religious connotations associated with African Traditional Religion, such as for the sacrifice of virgin girls for the atonement of sins committed by family or for the benefit of the community. This, however, may be deemed more of a cultural practice associated with ancient Ghanaian tra