Category: Opinions and Articles
‘Article 71’ Office Holders and Retiring Emoluments, When Ex Gratia Meets Nemo Dat Quod Non Habet, Russia-Ukraine War, and During Debt Exchange – Reflections of a Citizen, Not a Spectator!
When the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was sworn into office on 7th January 2017 as President of the Republic of Ghana for ... Read More
12 Strategies to Becoming the Happiest Lawyer Alive
Introduction Lawyers are the most knowledgeable and distinguished of all professionals. By our very training and orientation, we are imbibed with diligence, hard work, integrity ... Read More
The Enforcement of Morals: A Delimitation of the Criminal Sphere of Morality
Introduction It is without doubt, a reasonable one, that a State has authority over its citizens whether de jure or de facto. This authority of ... Read More
Flubbing One’s Lines: Revisiting #FixTheCountry’s Horrid Day at the Ghana Supreme Court!
What is this thing I read here? This is a legal article. It may surprise some, who read it, but this is very much a ... Read More
What Do We Desire/Expect From our Legal Apprentices Otherwise Referred to as Pupils?
By Charlotte O. Kwakye-Nuako, Esq, PhD Legal practice is basically an apprenticeship backed by law—at least at the beginning. The Legal Profession Act, 1960 (Act ... Read More
20 Lessons From 5 Years of Legal Practice
The lawyering journey starts on the day one is called to the Bar. The day of the Call is therefore an important day in the ... Read More
Why Gregory Afoko v Attorney-General Poses a Threat to the Progress Made in Ghana’s Criminal Justice System
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
Need for a month’s notice before issuing writ for legal fees: Protecting the Poor’s Purse or Tyranny of Tradition?
Introduction The Legal Profession Act of 1960 is the main statutory regime regulating the legal profession in Ghana. The Act provides that a lawyer who ... Read More
Of Gaudy Earrings, Bare Arms and Revealed Cleavage: The Feminine Face of the Ills of the Bar?
Introduction Literature-in-English was my favourite subject in both my O’ and A’ Level classes at St. Monica’s Secondary School in Asante-Mampong. Apart from the richness ... Read More
Evolving African Philosophy of Law Overshadowed by Western Principles
Introduction Although African philosophy of Law has its roots in African customary law, it can be seen as an evolving jurisprudential tradition overshadowed by western ... Read More