Criminal Law

The Civil Aspect of Criminal Procedure: Enforcing Restitution Orders in a Criminal Case

March 29, 2018

In a criminal case, a judge may make orders such as the payment of money or the return of property found to have been stolen by the accused person. This is what is referred to as restitution in criminal procedure. Traditionally, a judge in a criminal case could only make restitution orders against an accused […]

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A Case for The Inclusion of Blackmail in The Criminal Offences Act

November 10, 2017

Mr. X, a successful politician after a long day, received a call from a rather strange number. The person on the other end of the line told Mr. X that he has full knowledge of all Mr. X’s sexual escapades with numerous young women across the country. He makes an offer to Mr. X for […]

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Pardon me, I have a right to appeal!

May 2, 2017

On 30 November 2016, the Court of Appeal, Accra in Republic v Tsatsu Tsikata held that the grant of a presidential pardon to a convict did not take away the constitutional right of that convict to appeal against his conviction on its merits. Tsatsu Tsikata, the Appellant, was found guilty of willfully causing financial loss to […]

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