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Author: Christopher Nyinevi

Chris is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana where he has taught Legal Writing, Public International Law and African Union Law.

Ghana: COVID-19, Election 2020 and Constitutional Matters Arising

April 18, 2020

1.Introduction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the President has imposed restrictions on the movement of persons and public gatherings pursuant to the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012). Many planned events, both public and private, have been cancelled or indefinitely suspended. The National Identification Authority has had to suspend its mass registration exercise. This […]

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Does South Africa Bear any International Responsibility for the Xenophobic Attacks by its Citizens on other African Nationals?

September 9, 2019

The Law of State Responsibility is the branch of Public International Law that regulates the determination of the legal liability of a state for internationally wrongful acts committed against another state or an international legal person. To be liable under this body of rules, it must be shown that the impugned acts are (a) attributable […]

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What is AfCFTA? And what does Ghana’s hosting of the AfCFTA Secretariat mean for the Country, Legally Speaking?

July 22, 2019

I. Introduction At its 12thExtraordinary Summit held from 6 to 7 July 2019 in the Nigerien capital Niamey, the African Union chose Ghana to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (“AfCFTA Secretariat”). The AfCFTA Secretariat is the institution charged with providing administrative support for the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement.   The […]

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