COVID-19 in Perspective, A Prophecy on The Looming Negligence Claims PART 1 by Christine Selikem Lassey

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the law and society. New legal pillars are expected to be constructed on the law’s foundation to accommodate the new societal order. The health sector has been battling to curb the spread of the virus. In so doing, the law requires medical professionals to exercise a standard of care. Where […]

SILENCED VICTIMS: ADVOCATING AN AMENDMENT OF THE LAW ON RAPE IN GHANA by Ariel Amber Asmah

Until recently, rape was thought to be, and defined as, a crime committed only against women. Whilst many states still hold that opinion, some have set out to be pacesetters by amending their penal code, giving rape a gender-neutral definition. For instance, section 1(1)(a) of the United Kingdom’s Sexual Offences Act 2003 states that penetration […]

Online Class: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Cecilia Opoku-Mensah

INTRODUCTION: On 15th March 2020, I received an email from my University informing me of the suspension of all classes, with immediate effect, due to an imported case of COVID-19. As the numbers of infected people grew, the President of Ghana banned all public and social gatherings. I received another email informing me of the temporary […]

ACCESS TO LEGAL AID AS A FUNDAMENTAL ENTITLEMENT UNDER GHANAIAN LAW By Frederick Agaaya Adongo

“I want to be the voice of the voiceless”, a prospective law student says forcefully at the Law School entrance interview, when asked why he wants to study law. Perhaps, this statement has continuously been reechoed by generations upon generations of law students throughout the ages, whenever students are seeking to gain admission to the Law […]

BELLA CIAO: AN EXPOSITION ON THE LAW OF CONSPIRACY THROUGH THE LENS OF HEIST MOVIES by Nana Kweku Bosompem

For any movie lover, including myself, a successful getaway coupled with explosive action scenes are must haves for any decent heist movie. I often find myself wondering what would happen to my favourite movie characters if they were unable to pull off audacious heists but instead found themselves facing the full wrath of the law. […]

BREACHING COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND THE DEGRADING SENTENCING REGIME IN GHANA By Frederick Agaaya Adongo

In this article, the author argues that the Imposition of Restrictions Act is no different from the Preventive Detention Act, which was used by the then Ghanaian government, to arrest and detain its political enemies, as witnessed in the infamous Re Akoto case. In so doing, the author gives a brief historical overview of issues […]

EMPANELMENT OF JUDGES IN GHANA’S SUPREME COURT: A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE? By Frederick Agaaya Adongo

The beauty of the legal profession, that has been its source of admiration , lies partly in the constant engagement in very thought-provoking debates by members of the legal fraternity. Almost always, legal academicians engage in one or another form of fierce legal debate on very controversial subjects of law. It is truism that when […]