“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 […]

CONSULE, CONSILIUM ET ACTUM (CONSULT, ADVICE AND ACT)- PART 2 by Kwame Adusei and Kwadjo Bediako

The previous part of this discussion (which can be accessed here) has sought to examine some provisions which confer upon some buffer institutions powers to limit the President in our present constitution. Recourse is taken to some specific phrases that are used in such provisions. With regards to the phrase “acting in accordance with the advice of” as used in […]

ARTICLE 266 AND ARTICLE 267 (5) OF THE 1992 CONSTITUTION; OMISSION OR FREEPASS FOR COMMUNITIES WITH FAMILY OWNERSHIP OF LAND By Winnie A Myers

The 1992 Constitution of Ghana as the supreme law of Ghanais the legal document that provides the basis for powers, duties and obligations of the organs of government and the citizenry. The supremacy of the Constitution means that its expressly laid down provisions cannot be overridden or obliterated without complying with the cumbersome procedures of […]

THE PREAMBLE OF THE 1992 CONSTITUTION, A SUGGESTION THAT GHANA IS A RELIGIOUS STATE? By Selikem Timothy Donkor

The recent political atmosphere in Ghana was clouded with a philosophical and constitutional issue about whether certain actions of the Akuffo Addo Government, impliedly postulates a picture of Ghana as a religious state, or otherwise. The debate this time around, did not have its ends in the microphones of radio stations, instead, it was settled […]