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COVID-19 Insight

Covid-19 And New Crime Trends

June 2, 2020

On Wednesday 20th May 2020, Dr. Isidore Kwadwo Tufuor, Lecturer and Head of the Private Law Department at the GIMPA Faculty of Law, delivered via Zoom, the third edition of the GIMPA Law and Ethics Web Series on the theme: ‘COVID-19 and New Crime Trends’. This session was moderated by Mrs. Maame Yaa Akyiaa Barnes, […]

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Covid-19, Legal Practice and its Implications for Judicial Decision Making

May 19, 2020

On Wednesday 6th May 2020, His Lordship Justice Dennis D. Adjei, Justice of the Court of Appeal of Ghana and Honorific Dean of the GIMPA Faculty of Law, delivered via Zoom, the first edition of the GIMPA Law and Ethics Web Series on the theme: ‘COVID-19, Legal Practice and its Implications for Judicial Decision Making’. This […]

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The Lawyer’s Duty of Confidentiality amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

April 26, 2020

In a world that seems to be falling apart, it is fair to say that technology is what has held it together up to this point. Technology has paved the way for lawyers to work remotely from home amidst the covid-19 pandemic.  Technology has enabled lawyers to communicate with clients from home through emails, teleconferencing, videoconferencing, […]

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Denial of A Citizen’s Right of Entry: When and How Can It Be Done?

April 23, 2020

If you closely follow activities on twitter, then you might have seen the recent plea by the BET award-winning rapper, Sarkodie, directed at the twitter handle of the president, pleading among other things, the need for the ban on travel to be lifted, so that he can return to Ghana. This raised a constitutional debate […]

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Implications of COVID-19 on Contracts: Doctrine of Frustration and Force Majeure

April 20, 2020

The world is literally at a standstill because of the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. On 30 March 2020, the President of the Republic of Ghana under the Imposition of Restriction Act, 2020[1] restricted the movements of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area for a period of fourteen […]

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Ghana: COVID-19, Election 2020 and Constitutional Matters Arising

April 18, 2020

1.Introduction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the President has imposed restrictions on the movement of persons and public gatherings pursuant to the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012). Many planned events, both public and private, have been cancelled or indefinitely suspended. The National Identification Authority has had to suspend its mass registration exercise. This […]

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Legal Implications of COVID-19 on Nana Akuffo-Addo’s Tenure

April 14, 2020

It has become a common concern among students, lawyers, politicians and the wider population about the threat Covid-19 poses to current government of the day should it be impossible for presidential elections to be held within the time stated in the 1992 constitution. In early March, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 as a pandemic. Within […]

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Overview of the “Establishment of Emergency Communications Systems Instrument, 2020”

April 10, 2020

On 23rd March 2020, the President of the Republic of Ghana gave his assent to Executive Instrument 63 which brought the “Emergency Communications System Instrument, 2020” into force. The aim of the Executive Instrument to assist the Government in its fight against the Coronavirus by establishing an “emergency communications system to trace all contacts of persons […]

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Overview of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012)

April 10, 2020

The Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012) is the primary legal instrument in the Government of Ghana’s fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic. This piece is a summary of the key provision of the legislation and offers no subject views about the desirability or otherwise of the legislation.  Act 1012 relies on Article 21(4)(c), (d), […]

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