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Can a Concubinage Relationship be Equated to a Valid Customary Marriage? The Decision in Mintah v Ampeyin in Retrospect.

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- July 27, 2020 0

Introduction Customary law has been defined under Article 11(3) of the Constitution 1992 as: “Rules of law which by custom are applicable to particular communities ... Read More

The Utility of Marriage of Mohammedans Ordinance Under the Current Ghanaian Legal Dispensation

Ghana Law Hub- July 26, 2020 1

Where the marriage is not registered within the prescribed one week period, or where the attendance of any of the persons whose signature is necessary ... Read More

Powers of Attorney- What Does Ghana Law Say? (2)

Ghana Law Hub- July 23, 2020 0

Barbara Ewoenam Afua Kukah Esq (Robert Smith and Adelaide Law) 7. Types of Powers of Attorney Act 549 allows for two types of PoA – ... Read More

Powers of Attorney- What Does Ghana Law Say? (1)

Ghana Law Hub- July 21, 2020 3

Barbara Ewoenam Afua Kukah Esq (Robert Smith and Adelaide Law) 1.Introduction If you've ever had to sign legal or financial documents on behalf of a ... Read More

A Ban on John Doe in Ghana: A Blessing or A Curse?

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- July 17, 2020 3

Introduction One person who has probably litigated more than any other person under the sun is ‘John Doe’. He is indubitably known to the laws ... Read More

The Office Of The Auditor General And Leave Regime In Ghana: A Critique Of The President’s Directive Compelling Auditor-General To Proceed On Leave (2)

Ghana Law Hub- July 16, 2020 0

By: Waana-ang Martin, LLB Candidate,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology The Constitutional Independence of The Office of the Auditor-General and the President’s Disciplinary Control Over The ... Read More

The Office Of The Auditor General And Leave Regime In Ghana: A Critique Of The President’s Directive Compelling Auditor-General To Proceed On Leave (1)

Ghana Law Hub- July 15, 2020 2

By: Waana-ang Martin, LLB Candidate, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 1.Introduction The recent attempt by the President of the Republic of Ghana to compel the Auditor-General to proceed ... Read More

To Cash-Out On Leave Days or Not: A Review of Samuel M. K. Adrah vs. Electricity Company of Ghana

Samuel Nartey- July 13, 2020 1

Introduction  In Samuel M. K. Adrah vs. Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana’s Court of Appeal laid down the position of the law regarding commuting accrued ... Read More

Accumulated Leave in Ghana – Does the Law Frown on It?

Ghana Law Hub- July 11, 2020 28

By Ernest Osei-Afful, Esq. Leave or holidays are part of the compensation package or benefits to which all workers are entitled. Section 20 of the ... Read More

Order 81 of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2004 (CI 47); A Fetish in Civil Procedure Practice

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- July 2, 2020 6

Introduction Rules of court comes within the ambit of subsidiary legislation. Because it is a subsidiary legislation, our courts over the past two decades have ... Read More

Security Without Security – Lessons For Banks, And Similar Institutions (1)

Frederick Gurah Sampson- June 30, 2020 1

Banks and Specialized Deposit Taking institutions (SDTIs) exist to provide financial solutions to their Customers. In doing so, they largely take deposits and grant credit ... Read More

Equitable Remedy of Norwich Pharmacal Order: Unmasking the Masked

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- June 26, 2020 2

Towards the last quarter of the 19th Century, a very important ‘marriage’ was celebrated in England that brought together two hitherto hostile, but independent personalities. This ... Read More

Presumption of Advancement: A Legal Anachronism (Husband And Wife)

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- June 18, 2020 1

Introduction  Presumption of advancement is a legal presumption that arises in various forms. It simply means a transfer of property or money from husband and ... Read More

Evolving African Philosophy of Law Overshadowed by Western Principles

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- June 15, 2020 1

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

21st Century Restatement Of The Principle In Kponuglo V. Kodadja

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- June 12, 2020 1

Introduction On 24th November 1933, the Privy Council delivered a decision that has had far reaching consequences on not only our jurisprudence but British West Africa ... Read More

International Trade And Investment Relations After The Pandemic: Africa Rising?

African Centre on Law and Ethics -GIMPA- June 10, 2020 0

On Wednesday, 27th May 2020, Dr. Alex Ansong, Senior Lecturer and Head of Public Law Department at the GIMPA Faculty of Law, delivered via Zoom, ... 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

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- June 7, 2020 1

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

Constitutionally Illegal Contracts: The Missing Limb of Illegal Contracts In Ghana (Part 2)

Jonathan Asare- June 4, 2020 0

Introduction The article continues in Part II where it continues with the forum for unconstitutional contracts by providing further explanations by way of an example. ... Read More

Constitutionally Illegal Contracts: The Missing Limb Of Illegal Contracts In Ghana (Part 1)

Jonathan Asare- June 2, 2020 0

Illegality of contracts is a concept under contract law. It generally refers to the making or performance of a contract contrary to law. Thus, a ... Read More

Covid-19 And New Crime Trends

African Centre on Law and Ethics -GIMPA- June 2, 2020 0

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