DID JOHN MENSAH SARBAH KILL TO SAVE LIVES? AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO THE RATIONALE BEHIND THE DECLARATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF “NO UNOWNED OR UNOCCUPIED LAND IN THE ANCIENT GHANA” by Hubert Tieku

I want to begin this epistle with how Dr. J. B Danquah, as captured by Magnus Sampson in his Introduction to Gold Coast Men of Affairs, summarised the heroic life of John Mensah Sarbah. He said, “[A]nd a great saviour the Gold Coast can never have for unless our right to our land be attacked […]

THREE SIX-FIFTEEN; THE CIRCLE DISASTER AND THE APPLICABILITY OF THE RULE IN RYLANDS V. FLETCHER (PART II) By Akua Aduwaa Brifo and Dominic Ohene Ofori

Are there any defences available to GOIL? Satisfying the Rylands rule, as we have aforementioned, does not take away any “defence” available to a Defendant. In the Rylands case, Blackburn J after stating the rule added that a defendant may “excuse himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff’s default; or perhaps […]

THREE SIX FIFTEEN; THE CIRCLE DISASTER AND THE APPLICABILITY OF THE RULE IN RYLANDS V. FLETCHER (PART I) by Akua Aduwaa Brifo and Dominic Ohene Ofori

On 3rd June 2015, Ghana recorded one of its most tragic events in history. There was a downpour in the country’s capital, Accra which resulted in the flooding of some areas of the city. At the GOIL filling station located at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, was a fire explosion that caused substantial damage to neighbouring […]

WHOEVER SAID MALES CAN’T BE RAPED… by Joy Owusu

“1-9-1 what’s your emergency?”           Female speaking: “Please…please help me. He-he raped me.”   1-9-1: “calm down, we’ll help you”   “It’s because of what she was wearing” “What was she doing there at that time?” “Who are her parents?” “oh! What will her parents say? How will they feel?” And the most popular slang, “Men […]

First Place in Essay Writing Competition: THE BATTLE BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN LEGAL ADVOCACY (AND WHERE I STAND) by Nana Araba Plange

The rule of binaries is such that there is always a conflict of opposites, evident in the very structure of reality. That is to say, to every phenomenon that arises there would be an “other”. Succinctly put, To every action, there is a reaction. But that is science and we are not here for that. […]