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The Supreme Court in the case of Martin J Verdose v Patricia Abena Verdose-Kuranchie[1] has affirmed the constitutional limitation on the ownership of freehold interests in land by foreigners. In this case, the Petitioner, a Dutch, married the...

Five years ago today, the Supreme Court of Ghana handed down its decision in the now almost obscure The Republic v High Court (Commercial Division), Accra, Ex Parte Attorney-General, NML Capital Ltd. 1st Interested Party; Republic of Argentina,...

The Supreme Court in the case of Republic v Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie & 4 Ors [1] has upheld the right of accused persons being tried summarily to have access to all documents in the possession of the prosecution – irrespective of whether...

On Thursday 11th January 2018, news broke of the proposed appointment of Mr. Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu as Special Prosecutor1. Mr. Amidu once served as the Deputy Attorney General in the PNDC military government and also as the Attorney-General...

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...

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...

In the well known case of Marbury v Madison[1], Chief Justice Marshall counsels: “certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently the theory of every such government must be, that an act of the legislature repugnant to the constitution is void”....

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...