Category: Constitutional Law

Rahim Baba Salifa: The Boy Caught Between Ghana-Guinea Tensions

Rahim Baba Salifa: The Boy Caught Between Ghana-Guinea Tensions

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- May 30, 2022

The early days of law school was difficult. It required getting used to the case law method of teaching and learning. And adapting to the ... Read More

Rethinking Article 68(5) of the 1992 Constitution – Taxation of the Emoluments of the President of the Republic of Ghana – An Introspection

Rethinking Article 68(5) of the 1992 Constitution – Taxation of the Emoluments of the President of the Republic of Ghana – An Introspection

Frederick Gurah Sampson- March 28, 2022

Introduction. The President of Ghana is, under the law, the first gentleman of the land and he takes precedence over all other persons in Ghana. ... Read More

Matters Arising Out of the Abdulai Court: Presiding Members can Wear two Hats

Matters Arising Out of the Abdulai Court: Presiding Members can Wear two Hats

Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare- March 12, 2022

Article 110(1) of the Constitution provides that “subject to the provisions of this Constitution, Parliament may, by standing orders, regulate its own procedure.” Article 101 ... Read More

Joinder of a Juristic Entity in an Article 64 Petition: A Slippery Slope in Civil Procedure Practice in Ghana

Joinder of a Juristic Entity in an Article 64 Petition: A Slippery Slope in Civil Procedure Practice in Ghana

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- January 30, 2022

Introduction It is fundamental in litigation that parties must commence action against relevant parties to the suit. A plaintiff who conceives that he has a ... Read More

The doctrine of stare decisis parades in a fanciful new robe in the Supreme Court:  Ex Parte Opuni (No. 2)

The doctrine of stare decisis parades in a fanciful new robe in the Supreme Court: Ex Parte Opuni (No. 2)

Francisca Serwaa Boateng- January 16, 2022

Introduction The Supreme Court has, in a four to three majority decision of its review panel, overturned its earlier three to two majority decision of ... Read More

Parliamentary Immunity: A Ticket Above The Law?

Parliamentary Immunity: A Ticket Above The Law?

Nick Opoku- November 15, 2021

The ongoing impasse between the Ghana Police Service and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency, Mr. Francis Xavier-Sosu, supported by the Speaker of ... Read More

Jurisprudence Day Outside Ghana’s Courts: Ghana Law Admission Policy and the Test of Constitutionalism

Jurisprudence Day Outside Ghana’s Courts: Ghana Law Admission Policy and the Test of Constitutionalism

Selikem Donkor- November 8, 2021

The title of this article rings a bell in the mind of the legally savvy. Yes, it is a refinement of the title of Dr. ... Read More

Klomega (no.2) v. Attorney-general, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and others: A Missed Opportunity To Strengthen Public Financial Management

Klomega (no.2) v. Attorney-general, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and others: A Missed Opportunity To Strengthen Public Financial Management

Nick Opoku- October 26, 2021

Abstract Agreements made by or on behalf of the Government of Ghana (‘GoG’) play a key role in securing resources for national development, managing the ... Read More

The Meaning and Import of Article 181 (5) of the 1992 Constitution and its Effect on Statutory Corporations Set Up with Commercial Functions

The Meaning and Import of Article 181 (5) of the 1992 Constitution and its Effect on Statutory Corporations Set Up with Commercial Functions

Helen Amponsah Asare- July 11, 2021

Introduction Article 181(5) of the 1992 Constitution requires that all international business or economic transactions to which the Government is a party must be laid ... Read More

Can Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP) Resign from the Appointments Committee of Parliament? : A Constitutional Perspective

Can Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP) Resign from the Appointments Committee of Parliament? : A Constitutional Perspective

Mawuse Oliver Barker-Vormawor- April 1, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30 2021, news broke that Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Honourable Member of for the North Tongu Constituency, had elected, through a letter ... Read More