Author: Michael Sumaila Nlasia

Evolving African Philosophy of Law Overshadowed by Western Principles

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- June 15, 2020

Introduction Although African philosophy of Law has its roots in African customary law, it can be seen as an evolving jurisprudential tradition overshadowed by western ... Read More

A Secular State and the National Cathedral

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- March 9, 2020

Religion is a pre-occupation of the day-to-day lives of Ghanaians - and this gives the clerics dominion of the society. Like elsewhere in Greece and ... Read More

Foetus’ Right to Protection: Comparing Abortion to Homicide

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- July 18, 2019

Article 297(e) of the 1992 Constitution provides that persons include female persons and corporations. In the case of New Patriotic Party v Attorney General, the Supreme ... Read More

Is Africa Ready for the Continental Free Trade Area with the Growing Spate of Xenophobia?

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- June 24, 2019

“The Only Thing We Learn From History Is That We Learn Nothing From History.” Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel  About fifty years ago, under the visionary ... Read More

Inadequacies of the Definitions of Sexual Offences in the Criminal Offences Act

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- April 29, 2019

Introduction While the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) outlines a number of criminal offences and prescribes punishments for offenders, a number of the crimes ... Read More

Right to Privacy in Criminal Matters

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- April 18, 2019

The right to privacy is a fundamental human right. Article 18, clause 2 of the 1992 Constitution provides that: "No person shall be subjected to ... Read More