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The Supreme Court of Ghana in the case of Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana v. the Attorney-General & 2 Others[1] has held that a member of the civil service or local government cannot contest for elections, other than local government elections, or hold a political party position. In the unanimous view of the 9-member panel...

Have you bought an item recently? Is it giving you trouble? Are you still holding on to it? Probably hoping that it may get better? Really? Well, the Supreme Court has news for you. Reject it as soon as you can. On 27th July 2017, the Supreme Court in the recent case of Pyne Associates v Africa Motors[1] held that the retention of a vehicle by a purchaser...

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the High Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Labour Commission in hearing cases of unfair termination of employment[1]. This also means that the High Court, just as the Labour Commission, is able to order the reinstatement of an employee (a remedy which previously was said to be unknown to the Courts...

An Accra High Court, on Monday 31 July 2017, declared the deportation of an Indian national by the Ministry of Interior and the Immigration Service as unlawful[1]. In the court’s view, the deportation “was, without a doubt, hasty and unreasonable.” on 1 June 2017, the Ghana Immigration Service arrested the Applicant (an Indian National). He was...

A lot of ink has been spilt on parliamentary approval of agreements with the Government of Ghana in recent times. Rafts of Supreme Court decisions exist setting aside agreements entered into by foreign persons (natural and juridical) with the government of Ghana. The reason? – these agreements lacked parliamentary approval. Foreign investors entering...

The Supreme Court has got buyers of second-hand goods beaming with smiles. The Apex Court on 22 March 2016 in the case of Andreas Bschor GMBH & Co KG v Birim Wood Complex Limited & Another[1] held that the condition as to fitness for purpose implied by the Sale of Goods Act, 1963 (Act 137) applies to second-hand goods. But on two conditions:...

On 30 November 2016, the Court of Appeal, Accra in Republic v Tsatsu Tsikata held that the grant of a presidential pardon to a convict did not take away the constitutional right of that convict to appeal against his conviction on its merits. Tsatsu Tsikata, the Appellant, was found guilty of willfully causing financial loss to the state and intentionally...