Reflections on the Supreme Court of Ghana

Reflections on the Supreme Court of Ghana

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The book is intended to be a contribution to comparative knowledge on what a final and constitutional court's role and significance are to governance in a developing country. It provides a recently retired judge's insights into the substantive work and function of the Supreme Court in Ghanaian society and Ghana's legal and political system.

The book throws light on the role played by the Supreme Court in the development of Ghanaian law and the laying of the foundation for Ghana's constitutional democracy. The establishment of a constitutional democracy in Ghana has been an important factor in the nation's development and the Supreme Court has had an important role to play in this process. It will also be invaluable to both academic and practising lawyers, as well as at non-lawyers interested in the function and operations of the Supreme Court. The study of the Supreme Courts of emerging democracies should be given some emphasis in comparative law. It is hoped that the material contained in this book will contribute to the facilitation of such emphasis.
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Product details

  • Book | 290 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 615g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0854901566
  • 9780854901562
  • 1,686,465

Table of contents

Table of Cases
Table of Domestic Legislation
Table of Foreign Legislation
Table of Constitutions
Table of Abbreviations

Chapter 1: The Supreme Court's Position within the Court Structure of Ghana
Chapter 2: The Supreme Court as a Constitutional Court
Chapter 3: The Supreme Court as a Supervisor of Other Courts
Chapter 4: The Supreme Court as a Final Appellate Court
Chapter 5: The Supreme Court as a Review Court
Chapter 6: The Supreme Court as an Election Court
Chapter 7: Other Miscellaneous Jurisdictions of the Supreme Court
Chapter 8: The Judicial Process at the Supreme Court
Chapter 9: Some Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court
Chapter 10: The Supreme Court's Contribution to the Development of Ghanaian Law
Chapter 11: The Supreme Court's Broader Societal Role
Chapter 12: Concluding Reflections
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About S. Kofi Date-Bah

Justice Date-Bah was a member of the Supreme Court of Ghana from 2003 to 2013, prior to that he was a Special Adviser (Legal) at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. He had earlier been a law Professor at the Universities of Ghana, Nairobi and Calabar (Nigeria), with visiting appointments at Lincoln College, Oxford and the Yale Law School. He is also a member of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law.
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