Author: Michael Sumaila Nlasia

Foetus’ Right to Protection: Comparing Abortion to Homicide

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[1], the Supreme Court held that persons are both natural and artificial persons, i.e., human beings and body corporates respectively[2]. In line with this, section 66(1) of Act 29 specifies that, “in order […]

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

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 leadership of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union (AU), conceived an African Common Market program. According to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, it […]

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

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 outlined in Act 29 have some intrinsic inadequacies. The gaps in their definitions present a challenge for successful prosecution of such crimes. Chapter six of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 […]

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Right to Privacy in Criminal Matters

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 interference with the privacy of his home, property, correspondence or communication except with law and as may be necessary in a free and democratic society for public safety or for […]

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