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Day: 10 April 2020

Overview of the “Establishment of Emergency Communications Systems Instrument, 2020”

April 10, 2020

On 23rd March 2020, the President of the Republic of Ghana gave his assent to Executive Instrument 63 which brought the “Emergency Communications System Instrument, 2020” into force. The aim of the Executive Instrument to assist the Government in its fight against the Coronavirus by establishing an “emergency communications system to trace all contacts of persons […]

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Overview of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012)

April 10, 2020

The Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012) is the primary legal instrument in the Government of Ghana’s fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic. This piece is a summary of the key provision of the legislation and offers no subject views about the desirability or otherwise of the legislation.  Act 1012 relies on Article 21(4)(c), (d), […]

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Fair Trial in Civil Cases: A Right or A Privilege?

April 10, 2020

Introduction The concept of ‘fair trial’ was traditionally associated with criminal proceedings. This article seeks to examine the origin of the concept and how it has been recognized as a fundamental human right in a number of regional and international instruments. The telescope will be thrown at various jurisdictions to see how they have extended […]

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