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Constitutional Adjudication in Africa edited by Fombad, Charles M (31st August 2017)

Part 5 Decision-Making and Working Practices, 15 Decision-making and Working Practices of the Supreme Court of Ghana

Samuel Kofi Date-Bah

From: Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited By: Charles M Fombad

After a chequered history of civilian and military rule, since 1993 Ghana has enjoyed a stable period of constitutional democracy. This democracy has been underpinned by the work of the Supreme Court of Ghana, among other state institutions. The Supreme Court, although a Constitutional Court, combines that function with other jurisdictions which will be discussed below. This chapter provides an overview of the way in which the Supreme Court of Ghana makes decisions on cases brought before it and outlines some of the working practices that have evolved in relation...
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