Author: Justice Alexander Osei Tutu

The author is a Justice of the High Court of Ghana and is currently on secondment in the Gambia. He obtained his LLB at the University of Ghana in 2000 and was called to the bar in 2002. In 2010, he joined the bench as a circuit court judge – after 8 years in private practice. He became a High Court Judge in 2013. Justice Alexander Osei Tutu holds an LLM in International Human Rights from the Fordham University and a Diploma in Transnational Criminal Law from the International Law Enforcement Academy at Roswell, USA.

The Decline of Allodial Title in Ghana

The Decline of Allodial Title in Ghana

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- May 14, 2021

Meaning of the term – Allodial The word ‘Allodial’ means absolute interest or original heritage’. In Ghana, it is described as “the highest or ultimate ... Read More

Allodial interest under the Land Act, 2020: Some thoughts

Allodial interest under the Land Act, 2020: Some thoughts

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- May 7, 2021

Introduction The problems that confronted land acquisition and administration in Ghana were daunting. It was therefore a big relief when a new land law was ... Read More

Blue Law: An Insight

Blue Law: An Insight

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- April 29, 2021

INTRODUCTION Perhaps, you were wondering why during the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the court sat on Good Friday and Easter ... Read More

When Long Possession Can Ripen Into Ownership

When Long Possession Can Ripen Into Ownership

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- April 23, 2021

Introduction Not too long ago, there was an information on social media, particularly on Whatsapp platforms to the effect that, if you put a caretaker ... Read More

Making a Case for the Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements in Ghana

Making a Case for the Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements in Ghana

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- March 19, 2021

Introduction In 2014, Citifmonline.com reported a news item in which a family lawyer and former lecturer of the Ghana Law School, Dr. Kofi Adinkrah who ... Read More

A Message of Hope for the Year 2021

A Message of Hope for the Year 2021

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- January 8, 2021

Introduction Year 2021 gives some glimpses of hope universally coming straight from 2020, a year that the world was wracked with the deadly Covid-19 Pandemic. ... Read More

A Ban on John Doe in Ghana: A Blessing or A Curse?

A Ban on John Doe in Ghana: A Blessing or A Curse?

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- July 17, 2020

Introduction One person who has probably litigated more than any other person under the sun is ‘John Doe’. He is indubitably known to the laws ... Read More

Equitable Remedy of Norwich Pharmacal Order: Unmasking the Masked

Equitable Remedy of Norwich Pharmacal Order: Unmasking the Masked

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- June 26, 2020

Towards the last quarter of the 19th Century, a very important ‘marriage’ was celebrated in England that brought together two hitherto hostile, but independent personalities. This ... Read More

21st Century Restatement Of The Principle In Kponuglo V. Kodadja

21st Century Restatement Of The Principle In Kponuglo V. Kodadja

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- June 12, 2020

Introduction On 24th November 1933, the Privy Council delivered a decision that has had far reaching consequences on not only our jurisprudence but British West Africa ... Read More

Is Akrong vrs. Bulley Still Good Law?

Is Akrong vrs. Bulley Still Good Law?

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- May 29, 2020

Introduction It is common knowledge that capacity is a fundamental legal principle in the commencement of any legal suit, the lack of which strips a ... Read More