Category: Criminal Procedure

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

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

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

The Money Laundering Conundrum: Know Ghana’s Legal Nuances and Perspective

The Money Laundering Conundrum: Know Ghana’s Legal Nuances and Perspective

Limann A. Mohammed- March 2, 2020

Introduction Money laundering known in latin “pecuniam lavare” simplistically is the process of disguising, masking, masquerading and concealing the source and/or true nature of money obtained through ... Read More

Right to Privacy in Criminal Matters

Right to Privacy in Criminal Matters

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- April 18, 2019

The right to privacy is a fundamental human right. Article 18, clause 2 of the 1992 Constitution provides that: "No person shall be subjected to ... Read More

Victim-Offender Mediation and the Criminal Justice System

Victim-Offender Mediation and the Criminal Justice System

Prudence Batinge- February 7, 2019

Under the criminal justice system, a crime is regarded as an offence against the state and not the victim.The state steps into the shoes of ... Read More

Nolle Prosequi and Withdrawal

Nolle Prosequi and Withdrawal

Prudence Batinge- January 21, 2019

Article 88(3) of the 1992 Constitution gives power to the Attorney General to initiate and conduct all prosecutions on behalf of the state. In the ... Read More

Non-Custodial Sentences in Ghana

Non-Custodial Sentences in Ghana

Selasi Kuwornu- December 10, 2018

In recent times, attention has been drawn to the challenges facing prison facilities in Ghana, especially to the issue of congestion. This has triggered a ... Read More