Evidence

What is Entrapment?

June 25, 2018

Now that the dust is almost settling on the latest work of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, it is probably time to examine one of the main charges levelled against him. Entrapment. According to his critics, he leads unsuspecting persons on into committing offences they would otherwise not have committed. The big question therefore is […]

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Investigative Journalism: The Tension Between Privacy and the Public’s Interest

June 4, 2018

Investigative journalism assists the traditional media in rooting out corruption and dealing with crimes and abuse of public trust and confidence. As Lord Nichols pointed out in Reynolds v Times Newspaper[1], “it is through the mass media that most people today obtain their information on political matters…In this regard it should be kept in mind […]

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Admissibility of Electronic Evidence in Ghanaian Practice

March 15, 2018

“While some look to the internet as an innovative vehicle for communication, the Court continues to warily and wearily view it largely as one large catalyst for rumour, innuendo and misinformation.”[1] This statement, made by a Texas court in 1999 is unlikely to be taken seriously by any lawyer or court in the year 2018. […]

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What You Need to Know About “Without Prejudice” Letters

November 14, 2017

Without Prejudice. This is a label found in letters between two lawyers who are attempting to settle a claim and yet do not wish to have any admission or concession they make in the settlement process used against them later on. The idea behind “without prejudice” letters is that it is considered as a matter […]

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