Author: Justice Alexander Osei Tutu

Justice Alexander Osei TutuThe 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.

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

Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic:  A Case of Judicial Heterodoxy?

Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic: A Case of Judicial Heterodoxy?

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- May 8, 2020

The Facts of the Case In the case of Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic, the High Court had tried summarily an accused person who was ... Read More

The Abandoned Jurisdiction of The Supreme Court

The Abandoned Jurisdiction of The Supreme Court

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- May 1, 2020

1.Introduction Perhaps, it may surprise you to know that a conviction by a lower court, not appealed against by the convicted person or his lawyer ... Read More

The complexity of Succession in Some Ghanaian Communities & Historical Accounts

The complexity of Succession in Some Ghanaian Communities & Historical Accounts

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- April 24, 2020

Introduction Succession is an integral part of customary law and since customary law is part of the laws of Ghana and for that matter the Ghana ... Read More

The Chancellor & Equity – Epitome of Christ & the Grace

The Chancellor & Equity – Epitome of Christ & the Grace

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- April 17, 2020

There is no profession that I know which perfectly illustrates Christ’s redemptive work better than the Legal Profession. In this article, we will look at ... Read More

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

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

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- 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 ... Read More

The Uniqueness Of Jurat Required For Illiterate Testators

The Uniqueness Of Jurat Required For Illiterate Testators

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- April 3, 2020

I just couldn’t ‘think far’, as “Lil win”, the Kumawood movie actor might have put it. Which world are we in? Is that society’s sense ... Read More