Tag: Constitutional Law

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

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

Jonathan Asare- June 4, 2020

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

The Spirit of Ransford France Lingers On – Ayine v. Attorney-General in Retrospect

The Spirit of Ransford France Lingers On – Ayine v. Attorney-General in Retrospect

Kwasi Danso Amoah- May 25, 2020

I.Introduction On 13th May 2020, in the case of Ayine v. Attorney-General, Ghana’s Supreme Court, by a 5-2 majority decision upheld the constitutionality of the appointment of ... Read More

Dismantling the Retirement Age Architecture

Dismantling the Retirement Age Architecture

Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare- May 18, 2020

The Supreme Court recently decided by a 5-2 majority that the 66-year-old Martin Amidu was eligible to be nominated, vetted and appointed to the office ... Read More

Theophilus Donkor v Attorney-General: The Road Not Taken

Theophilus Donkor v Attorney-General: The Road Not Taken

Jon K Amable- May 4, 2020

Introduction As transaction lawyers representing clients with businesses in regulated spaces, we often find ourselves engaging regulators to seek their consent, approval or some other ... Read More

Ghana: COVID-19, Election 2020 and Constitutional Matters Arising

Ghana: COVID-19, Election 2020 and Constitutional Matters Arising

Christopher Nyinevi- April 18, 2020

1.Introduction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the President has imposed restrictions on the movement of persons and public gatherings pursuant to the Imposition of Restrictions ... Read More

Reports of Commissions of Inquiry And The White Paper

Reports of Commissions of Inquiry And The White Paper

Prudence Batinge- November 4, 2019

Commission of inquiry is a constitutional mechanism employed by the government to investigate any matter that is in the interest of the public. The appointments, ... Read More

Sallah v Attorney-General – 48 Years On

Sallah v Attorney-General – 48 Years On

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- April 20, 2018

Today, we turn the clocks back to a key decision that was given 48 years ago. This was in the case of Sallah v Attorney-General. ... Read More

Making Things Anew: A Review of The Supreme Court’s Approach To Constitutional Infractions

Making Things Anew: A Review of The Supreme Court’s Approach To Constitutional Infractions

Samuel Nartey- July 19, 2017

In the well known case of Marbury v Madison, Chief Justice Marshall counsels: “certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming ... Read More