Author: Selasi Kuwornu

Brief Note on Customary Divorce

Brief Note on Customary Divorce

Selasi Kuwornu- August 6, 2019

Discussions on the types of marriages celebrated in Ghana have in recent times given the impression that persons married under the ordinance have more advantages than their counterparts married under customary law.  Although this assertion may be true in some very limited instances1, spousal rights under the 1992 Constitution2 and some ... Read More

Mental Health and Criminal Law in Ghana

Mental Health and Criminal Law in Ghana

Selasi Kuwornu- June 27, 2019

Mental health issues have dominated global health conversations over the years, mainly due to the increasing rates of suicide, depression and substance abuse, especially among ... Read More

The Implications of Lost or Missing Record of Proceedings

The Implications of Lost or Missing Record of Proceedings

Selasi Kuwornu- May 27, 2019

In the Supreme Court case of Jones Bonuah @ Eric Annor Blay v The Republic, the appellant appealed against (a) his conviction for robbery and ... Read More

Powers of The Court Over Unmoved Applications

Powers of The Court Over Unmoved Applications

Selasi Kuwornu- April 15, 2019

The supreme court has stressed that nothing prevents a court from electing to hear and decide on its merit a motion that has not been ... Read More

GES, the Law and the Ban on ​Corporal Punishment

GES, the Law and the Ban on ​Corporal Punishment

Selasi Kuwornu- March 11, 2019

The Ghana Education Service (GES) in 2017 officially banned all forms of corporal punishment of children in schools in Ghana as part of efforts aimed ... Read More

When Changing Your Mind Means Nothing

When Changing Your Mind Means Nothing

Selasi Kuwornu- February 11, 2019

It has been said that only a fool never changes his mind. However, in our criminal jurisprudence, setting certain actions in motion without completing them ... Read More

Finders Not Keepers: The Ownership of Minerals in Ghana

Finders Not Keepers: The Ownership of Minerals in Ghana

Selasi Kuwornu- January 24, 2019

Consider a scenario where you discover a gold nugget while digging your land for planting. Section 111 of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act ... Read More

On the Constitutionality of the Presumption Of Advancement In Ghana

On the Constitutionality of the Presumption Of Advancement In Ghana

Selasi Kuwornu- January 14, 2019

The law sometimes works in mysterious ways. And its principles are sometimes clearly out of date and out of touch with current realities. One of ... Read More

Non-Custodial Sentences in Ghana

Non-Custodial Sentences in Ghana

Selasi Kuwornu- December 10, 2018

In recent times, attention has been drawn to the challenges facing prison facilities in Ghana, especially to the issue of congestion. This has triggered a ... Read More

Recent Developments in Criminal Procedure in Ghana

Recent Developments in Criminal Procedure in Ghana

Selasi Kuwornu- November 29, 2018

On 7th June 2018, the Supreme Court in the The Republic v Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and 4 Others (the NCA case) held that on a true ... Read More