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 […]

“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 […]

THE REVELATION OF AN UNTHOUGHT OF MISCHIEF IN THE CATEGORIZATION OF CHIEFS IN GHANA’S CHIEFTAINCY ACT OF 2008 By Frederick Agaaya Adongo

  The institution of chieftaincy constitutes one of the most basic cells of the modern state. This has been so since time immemorial. The institution predates even western colonial imperialism in our part of the world. It is therefore a very sacred and revered institution in all facets of the Ghanaian society. In this sense, […]

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. […]

DEBATING SUICIDE ALL OVER AGAIN. BEYOND LEGALITY INTO THE REALMS OF MORALITY BY DONKOR SELIKEM TIMOTHY

The criminality of suicide is today a conventional opinioncommon to any active social media user within Ghana’s web-space. Each and every day when issues of suicide crop up on the web, a major part of the debate is not about its criminality rather about what moral justification we can accord to its criminalization. This question of whether an action is […]