Category: Criminal 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

Custodial Sentences in Ghana: A Case Study of The Republic v. Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo

Custodial Sentences in Ghana: A Case Study of The Republic v. Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo

Claudia Coleman- October 25, 2021

In a bid to show her intense love to a son on his seventh birthday, a mother posts a nude picture taken with her son ... Read More

The Evil Lurking in The Shadow Of Martin Kpebu No .2 And The Struggle For Power

The Evil Lurking in The Shadow Of Martin Kpebu No .2 And The Struggle For Power

William Agyei- August 30, 2021

Introduction John Salmond wrote on liberty: “legal liberties are the benefits which I derive from the absence of legal duties imposed upon myself. They are ... Read More

Trying Criminal Cases De Novo: The Ghana Situation

Trying Criminal Cases De Novo: The Ghana Situation

Selasi Kuwornu- March 31, 2021

Introduction: In legal practice, the expression ‘trial de novo’ connotes trying a case afresh as ‘de novo’, a Latin expression, means over again or anew. ... Read More

Why Gregory Afoko v Attorney-General Poses a Threat to the Progress Made in Ghana’s Criminal Justice System

Why Gregory Afoko v Attorney-General Poses a Threat to the Progress Made in Ghana’s Criminal Justice System

Ghana Law Hub- December 15, 2020

By: Seth F.T. Mireku Jnr, Ghana School of Law Introduction It is incontestable that Ghana’s criminal justice system is beleaguered with deficiencies that hinder the ... Read More

Stealing from Your Own Company: The Defence of Consent in Criminal Prosecution of Controllers of Collapsed Companies.

Stealing from Your Own Company: The Defence of Consent in Criminal Prosecution of Controllers of Collapsed Companies.

Joseph Kwadwo Konadu- November 4, 2020

1.Introduction It is trite that companies are separate from their shareholders, directors and key management personnel (“controllers”). A company’s property does not belong to its ... Read More

The Grant of Bail: The Novel Decision in Martin Kpebu (No.2) v Attorney-General (No.2)  in the Ghanaian Criminal Law Jurisprudence

The Grant of Bail: The Novel Decision in Martin Kpebu (No.2) v Attorney-General (No.2) in the Ghanaian Criminal Law Jurisprudence

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- June 7, 2020

INTRODUCTION The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Martin Kpebu v Attorney-General has finally settled the law on the grant of bail and other related offences ... Read More

Covid-19 And New Crime Trends

Covid-19 And New Crime Trends

African Centre on Law and Ethics -GIMPA- 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 ... Read More

Re: Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic: A Case of Judicial Heterodoxy?

Re: Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic: A Case of Judicial Heterodoxy?

Cletus Alengah- May 11, 2020

Anyone who has followed Justice Osei-Tutu’s Friday “Friday Legal Corner” will agree that the Learned Judge is making great contribution to legal education and legal ... Read More

Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic:  A Case of Judicial Heterodoxy?

Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic: A Case of Judicial Heterodoxy?

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- May 8, 2020

The Facts of the Case In the case of Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic, the High Court had tried summarily an accused person who was ... Read More