15 Works

Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Examination of the Challenges and Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Ghana

Edmund Nelson Amasah, Elizabeth Hassan & Monica Naa Sarku Nettey
The desire to put one’s interest above another’s is only human, but more often than not this leads to conflicts which must be resolved. Dispute resolution is at the heart of legal practice and has often meant one thing—litigation! This paper examines the role the law has played in making litigation the dominant form of dispute resolution in Ghana. It also looks at how legal education in Ghana, and the attitudes of lawyers and lay...

The Objectives of Oil and Gas Regulation: Lessons for Ghana’s Petroleum Sector

Richmond Osei-Hwere
The regulatory approach employed by states in the control of oil and gas resources is dictated by a number of factors including: political motives of the state; risks associated with petroleum exploration and the state’s capacity to absorb these risks; coupled with the efficiency of the regulatory framework. Whether it is a joint venture between a national oil company and international oil companies or whether it is a concessionary regime or total state participation in...

KNUST Law Journal

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Faculty of Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Examination of the Challenges and Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Ghana

Edmund Nelson Amasah, Elizabeth Hassan & Monica Naa Sarku Nettey
KNUST Law Journal, Vol 7 (2017): KNUST Law Journal

Exploring the Existence of a Distinct Body of Health Care Law in Ghana

Ernest Owusu-Dapaah
In this paper it is postulated that a field of health care law is still in its embryonic stages in Ghana and there is a need for development of this area of the law. The last four decades have witnessed the emergence of health care law as a distinct body of law or legal field in many jurisdictions. Thus, defining characteristics of such a legal field can be identified in relation to health care law...

KNUST Law Journal, Vol 7 (2017): KNUST Law Journal

KNUST Law Journal
Exploring the Existence of a Distinct Body of Health Care Law in Ghana...1-33 “Seeking the Dead among the Living”: The Misconceived Quest to find the Foss v. Harbottle Rule in Ghana’s Company Law...34-53 Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Examination of the Challenges and Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Ghana...54-71 Human Rights Education: An Evaluation of the Promotional Mandate of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)....72-86 Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Legal...

Human Rights Education: An Evaluation of the Promotional Mandate of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

Stephen Kofi Sondem
This paper examines the promotional role of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in public education. Drawing primarily on interviews and the annual reports of the Commission, the paper provides an in-depth understanding of the working methods and strategies of the Commission in fulfilling its promotional mandate. The evidence provided here is distinctive, because it is the first empirical study that examines in a holistic manner and in detail the work of...

“Seeking the Dead among the Living”: The Misconceived Quest to find the Foss v. Harbottle Rule in Ghana’s Company Law

Christopher Y. Nyinevi & Ebenezer Adjei Bediako
This article puts the rule in Foss v Harbottle under the microscope against the backdrop of the inroads made in Ghana’s company law by the Companies Act 1963. It concludes that the continued invocation and application of the Foss v Harbottle rule by Ghanaian courts is not supported by the Act.

Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Legal Education: A Focus on Legal Research and Teaching in Africa

Nnenna Ajufo
In this age of educational globalisation, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become one of the basic building blocks of contemporary legal education. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to live and communicate without a computer and ICTs are becoming increasingly available in schools and universities around the globe. It has also become almost impossible for a law teacher to work effectively without using ICTs and for a law student to learn effectively without same. In...

“Seeking the Dead among the Living”: The Misconceived Quest to find the Foss v. Harbottle Rule in Ghana’s Company Law

Christopher Y. Nyinevi & Ebenezer Adjei Bediako
This article puts the rule in Foss v Harbottle under the microscope against the backdrop of the inroads made in Ghana’s company law by the Companies Act 1963. It concludes that the continued invocation and application of the Foss v Harbottle rule by Ghanaian courts is not supported by the Act.

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