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THE RIGHT TO POLITICAL CHOICE AND THE NARROW-MINDEDNESS OF SOME POLITICAL SYCOPHANTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF NINDUGLA By Frederick Agaaya Adongo

The Republic of Nindugla is a unitary republic in Sub-Saharan Africa. The people of Nindugla in 1992 adopted for themselves a constitution which is described as the fundamental law of the land. In consequence thereof, any enactment or act which is found to be inconsistent with the constitution or any provision thereof is void and […]

Rejoinder: Separation of powers under the 1992 Constitution; A return to source is the answer. by Samuel Kissiedu

A response to Victor Azure’s article, “How Far Should Separation of Powers Go”. Before I start, I would like to state emphatically that a reader who has not read Victor Azure’s article should quickly do so and revert. I would now proceed from where my colleague ended his piece which is, “…but how far should […]

EULOGIZING PROF. E.Y BENNEH: DOES IT MATTER NOW WHAT GROTIUS SAID? By Frederick Agaaya Adongo

That Prof. Emmanuel Yaw Benneh was a great teacher of the law is an underestimation of his prowess. His mastery of his subject area is an enviable feat that every teacher would want to attain. Within the first fifteen minutes of every lecture, Prof. Benneh would usually run through the previous lecture in such a […]

AN ARGUMENT FOR DEMOCRACY? CORONAVIRUS, THE LAW OF TREATIES AND AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT By Donkor Samuel Asante

The novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a flu-like disease that was first detected in Wuhan, China. Today, it is a global pandemic. This narrative could have been different. Dr. Li Wenliang observed symptoms of a flu-like infection in Wuhan. He quickly cautioned close friends and colleagues of his observations but his warning went viral on the […]

THE LAW ON MURDER: A JUXTAPOSITION BETWEEN THE CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE IN THE USA AND GHANA; A CASE STUDY OF THE US-BASED GHANAIAN PASTOR WHO ALLEGEDLY MURDERED HIS WIFE By Abigail Asantewaa Opoku

  INTRODUCTION A few weeks ago, the media was abuzz with the news of a US-based Ghanaian pastor who shot his wife Barbara Tommey (now deceased) in cold blood in Florida, United States. According to news reports, it appeared that the threat to kill her was clearly written on the wall after videos and audios […]

CONTACT TRACING APPLICATIONS AND THE RIGHT TO BE LEFT ALONE IN COVID-19 By Christine Selikem Lassey

  The World Health Organization, a few months ago, declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Countries have resorted to technological tools to curb the spread of the virus. Technological advancement has been a blessing to the human race. Its impact in the health sector cannot be overlooked. Sophisticated machines are used in surgical procedures and mobile applications […]

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, […]