MUSING THE ENFORCEABILITY OF SURROGACY CONTRACTS by Horace Odoi

The term ‘contract’ is often used to refer to an agreement, consisting of the exchange of promises, which is recognized by the law as giving rise to enforceable rights and obligations. Surrogacy is an arrangement, often supported by a legal agreement, whereby a woman, the surrogate mother, agrees to bear a child for another person or persons, who […]

“AND THE SERVANTS TRAMPLED UPON THE MASTERS” by Hubert Tieku

“But the true principle is that the law exists for the protection of society. It does not discharge its function by protecting the individual from injury, annoyance, corruption, and exploitation; the law must protect also the institutions and the community of ideas, political and moral, without which people cannot live together.”    The work of […]

COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF LAND AND THE MYTH ABOUT EXTINGUISHMENT by Eugene Alagskomah

Introduction Compulsory acquisition of land is defined by Harold Parrish1 as a situation whereby land or an interest in land is purchased or taken under statutory powers without the agreement of the owner. Asante-Ansong2 in his publication “Compulsory Land Purchase and Compensation” also defined compulsory land acquisition as a situation whereby land is taken without […]

CONSTITUTIONAL EFFECT OF COUP d’ETATS; A REVISIT TO HISTORICAL JURISPRUDENCE OF GHANA, UGANDA, SOUTHERN RHODESIA AND NIGERIA by Ebeneris Elorm Sedzramedo

In this piece, we shall analyze the theory of discontinuity propounded by Hans Kelsen and the theory of Continuity as propounded by John Finnis. We shall, while looking at Kelsen’s theory, make a brief detour to the proposition by H.L.A Hart. We shall look at four main cases, which were decided in African Courts that […]