Category: Constitutional Law

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

Summary of 2021 Presidential Election Petition Ahead of Supreme Court Judgment

Summary of 2021 Presidential Election Petition Ahead of Supreme Court Judgment

Nick Opoku- March 3, 2021

Facts The Supreme Court shall deliver its judgment in the presidential election petition filed by the flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the ... Read More

Rethinking Article 78(1), of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana – Lessons from Ghana’s Election 2020.

Rethinking Article 78(1), of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana – Lessons from Ghana’s Election 2020.

Frederick Gurah Sampson- January 31, 2021

Introduction. If there is one thing that the Parliamentary results of the 2020 elections taught Ghanaians (both politicians and non-politicians), it is the need for ... Read More

The Curious Case of SALL

The Curious Case of SALL

Samuel Nartey- January 4, 2021

In this post, I summarise the key events leading to the Electoral Commission of Ghana's failure to hold parliamentary elections in the traditional areas of ... Read More

The Guan Parliamentary Election Crisis: Exploring ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’

The Guan Parliamentary Election Crisis: Exploring ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’

Christopher Nyinevi- January 1, 2021

1.Introduction On the eve of the 7 December 2020 general elections, the Electoral Commission (‘EC’) issued a press statement in which it directed that registered ... Read More