The plight of the business world in COVID-19, frustration or continuation? by Christine Selikem Lassey

The business world has been gravely hit by the impact of COVID-19. A few weeks ago, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. The governments of various countries have issued directives for business activities to drive to a halt. What is its legal implication for the […]

PURPOSIVE APPROACH TO INTERPRETATION: A JUDICIAL USURPATION OF LEGISLATIVE POWER? by Frederick Agaaya Adongo

In enacting laws, the legislator may, out of oversight or for purposes of legislative convenience, be unable to state all that he intended to be included in that particular piece of legislation. Also, there may be uncertainty as regards the import of a statutory or constitutional provision. Then again, in determining the validity or otherwise […]

AN EXAMINATION OF THE UNEMPLOYED AND ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS IN GHANA by Samuel Asante

The unemployed which comprises most of the youth in Ghana are deemed ‘entitled’. This assertion stems from the demand of the unemployed for jobs from the government. This demand has been interpreted as a conscious effort by the unemployed to rely on the government instead of using their agency, education and entrepreneurial skills to create […]

Re: Spare the rod and spare the child in South Africa And Ghana: Answers to the hard questions by Martinson Kwadjo Yeboah Bediako

In a simple, provocative essay, a learned colleague asked hard questions, which many Ghanaians will either not allow to be inquired of them or do not have any reasonable justification, which accord to modern concepts of rights. Should children be beaten or whipped with the aim of correcting them? Is the law that seems to […]

Suzanna by Sedinam Botwe

“Senje, hallo hallo hallo, If you get to hear this song, somebody loves you, Senje, hallo hallo hallo, Change your mind and come back home, Somebody loves you.” These are the lyrics to the chorus of one of my newest favourite songs, Suzanna by Sauti Sol, a Kenyan afro-pop band. Aside the fact that the […]

Spare the rod and spare the child in South Africa and Ghana: Thoughts and questions without answers by Prosper Batariwah

The Ghana Education Service has asked teachers to stop beating children. To many people, this was a very sad development indeed. Why? ‘It will only spoil the children’. The argument was that beating children up was a sure way of beating discipline into children. Whether this discipline which was pressed down, running over and overflowing […]