HOME SWEET HOME by Bright Abonkra Junior

A stranger at home I felt Nurtured plant in the seaThe soil is no longer its home Where it received its first love Around it, moves lovely tailed bodiesSeeing the beautiful portrait, I admire the seaReady to forsake them that survive the moving sea with meI’d have loved to follow Yet, having forgotten my home holds me […]

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS : A CONTRAVENTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OR A NECESSITY FOR A SAFE ENVIRONMENT by Ama Agyeiwaa Kyeremateng

A look at the European case on mandatory vaccination,VAVŘIČKA v. THE CZECH REPUBLIC. In early 2020, the world experienced the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus resulting in one of the worst pandemics the modern world has ever faced. The lack of knowledge about the virus lead to confusion, disagreements and skepticism about the best option […]

IT LIES WITH POLITICIANS TO STOP COUP NOT SOLDIERS BUT HOW? by Oswald Azumah

Abstract  The recent escalation of coup d’états in the Africa region and West Africa, especially, which UN Secretary-General António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres has tagged as an epidemic—is not as dire as the political elite would lead us to believe. Make no mistake, I do not support a system of governance propelled by absolutism and founded on imposition, neither do […]

DIGITALISATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE GHANA LEGAL SYSTEM by Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong

2022 JB Danquah Memorial Lectures (Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences) Digitalisation and the Future of the Ghana Legal System Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong, FGA DAY 1 Access to Justice in our Digital World [Abridged Presentation Copy, Footnotes Omitted] A. Preliminary Remarks Mr. Chairman, President and Fellows of the Academy, ladies, and gentlemen, it is a distinct honour and privilege […]

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 […]