PREPARING THE OFFENDER’S BED; THE OFFENCE OF ATTEMPTED RAPE by Comfort Agyeman-Duah

In the case of RICHARD BANOUSIN V THE REPUBLIC ( J3 2 of 2014) [2014] GHSSC 10 (18 March 2014) the supreme court expressed itself thus: This conclusion by the Court of Appeal is indeed very surprising in view of the fact that, learned Chief State Attorney, had invited the Court of Appeal to consider applying section […]

NKRUMAH’S CONTRIBUTION TO DEMOCRACY AND CONSTITUTIONAL PROGRESS; HIGHLIGHTS FROM 1954 & 1960 CONSTITUTIONS By Dominic Ohene Ofori

January 7 is to commemorate the birth of the 1992 constitution so why the 1954 and 1960 constitutions? Acquah JSC (as he then was) in Republic v Tommy Thompson (no.2) [1996-97] SCGLR 484 at p 502 in describing the constitution opined “…a national constitution is a reflection of that nation’s history and the embodiment and the noble aspirations of its framers”.  What this […]

SHOULD THE ELEMENT OF CONSCIOUSNESS OF CONFINEMENT BE A REQUISITE OF THE TORT OF FALSE IMPRISONMENT ? By Comfort Achiaamaa Antwi

In this article, I would put forward my views on the overbearing issue of whether or not a victim of unlawful imprisonment must be cognizant of the restraint, as a pre- requisite for suing under the tort of false imprisonment. This piece will then advocate for the adoption of the approach that better secures the […]

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER? CRIMINAL LIABILITY AS A FUNCTION OF AGE; THE GHANAIAN CASE .by Moses Ekow Andoh.

INTRODUCTIONAlmost every educated Ghanaian must have used the phrase “age is just a number” to downplay the weight of age in our daily lives. We do this when young people achieve great feats, or to disregard age difference between amorous couples.But is age always just a number? Like those inscribed on jerseys of athletes? Does […]

I NEVER LEFT YOU by Esther Wayo

“It is just a painting” they said. But I knew the story behind that piece of art. After all, it was mine. Hidden behind the setting sun, was my tearstained face. Under that coconut tree, was me, squatting on the hill Looking beyond the horizon as my never-ending tears continued to glide down my rough […]

THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ALLODIAL AND USUFRUCTUARY INTERESTS IN LAND LAW AS EXPLAINED IN SOME PROMINENT LAND LAW CASES by Esther Wayo

In this write up, I seek to examine some prominent cases of land law, the principles of land law expounded in these cases as well as the constitutional provisions in the 1992 Constitution which guarantee the rights and interests in land. Reference will also be made, where necessary, to the Lands Act, 2019. I begin […]