THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION AND THE PURPORTED SECESSION OF WESTERN TOGOLAND: A REPLY TO MARTIN WAANA-ANG by Frederick Agaaya Adongo

It is no news that in Ghana today there is an incessant and ever-present attempt fueled by a secessionist group, namely the Homeland Study Group Foundation, to declare the Western Togoland as an independent state. In considering the legal implications of this attempt as far as international law is concerned, Martin Waana-ang of the KNUST […]

COVID-19 IN PERSPECTIVE, A PROPHECY ON THE LOOMING NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS, PART 3 by Christine Selikem Lassey

This last essay comes on the heels of two others, which sought to explore the specie and terrain concerning negligence claims in this COVID-19 era. The first discussed the liability of medical practitioners during COVID-19 and explored the possibility of immunity while the second essay assessed the liability of persons for the transmission of COVID-19 […]

LAW, POSITIVISM AND MORALITY: THE PENSIVE ENQUIRY OF A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT OF JURISPRUDENCE by Frederick Agaaya Adongo

In earlier stages of our academic journeys, we were made to believe simply that “law” refers to rules and regulations that govern a group of people. Confronted with the question “what is law”, the layman would, in one or another formulation, define it along the stated line. However, this will appear to the student of […]

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 […]

RE : “RE: EXECUTIVE FAUX PAS WITH THE IMPOSITION OF RESTRICTIONS BILL, 2020 by Nana Kweku Bosompem” by Dominic Ohene Ofori

I have had the opportunity to read both articles by Prof. Atua and my friend, Nana Kweku Bosompem, on the issue of the President’s imposition of restriction due to the COVID outbreak. Since I have read both articles, there is this load on me to deliver a better view, and I hope I’m able to […]

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 […]

THE ARTICLE 267(5) DEBATE: PROHIBITION OR NO PROHIBITION? By Godslove Bogobley

Land-related legal issues have plagued our courts for over a century. The development of our land law has indicated attempts to protect, limit or regulate transactions involving land to ensure that citizens enjoy the incidents of land ownership as much as possible. The 1992 Constitution upon its coming into force has gone a step further. […]