WHY DO STATES OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW? By Frederick Agaaya Adongo

Louis Henkin popularly remarked that “[it] is probably the case that almost all nations observe almost all principles of international law and almost all of their obligations all of the time.” The obvious question that arises concerns the veracity or otherwise of this statement. As Harold Koh identifies, the question why nations obey international law […]

THE FUNDAMENTALITY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN PROVING CITIZENSHIP by Frederick Agaaya Adongo

THE FUNDAMENTALITY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN PROVING CITIZENSHIP: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF GHANA IN THE CONSOLIDATED CASES OF NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (NDC) V. ATTORNEY GENERAL & ELECTORAL COMMISSION AND MARK TAKYI-BANSON V. ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ATTORNEY GENERAL Considering the sensitivity of this piece, as a result of the […]

CONTEMPT OF COURT AND CRITICISM OF A COURT’S DECISION: WHERE MUST THE LINE BE DRAWN? PART 2 by Frederick Agaaya Adongo

In Part 1 of this article, I sought to establish the legal underpinnings of the offence of contempt of court and its justification. In Part 2, an attempt would be made to examine the right to freedom of expression in juxtaposition to criminal contempt of court. The right to freedom of expression is one that […]

CONTEMPT OF COURT AND CRITICISM OF A COURT’S DECISION: WHERE MUST THE LINE BE DRAWN? PART 1 by Frederick Agaaya Adongo

Article 19(12) of the 1992 Constitution provides to the effect that the rule that no person shall be convicted of a criminal offence unless the offence is defined and the penalty for it is prescribed in a written law “shall not prevent a Superior Court from punishing a person for contempt of itself notwithstanding that […]

COVID-19 IN PERSPECTIVE, A PROPHECY ON THE LOOMING NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS, PART 2 by Christine Selikem Lassey

“The rule that you are to love your neighbour becomes in law; you must not injure your neighbor… You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions, which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbor”. (Lord Atkin Donoghue vs. Stevenson [1932] AC 562) In the wake of this novel COVID-19 […]