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

Part 2 Archetypal Examples of Different Models of African Constitutional Adjudication, 5 The Supreme Court of Ghana under the 1992 Constitution: Nature of Jurisdiction as the Apex Court and Contribution to the Promotion of Constitutionalism

Kofi Quashigah

From: Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited By: Charles M Fombad

This chapter examines the nature and operation of the Supreme Court of Ghana as an apex court especially in constitutional matters and the impact of its role in upholding the principles of constitutionalism and the rule of law under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. The 1992 Constitution is the basis of the current fourth republic and many of its provisions are better appreciated if its historical antecedents are understood. The current nature of the Supreme Court is a product of the history of Ghana and therefore a brief constitutional history is provided for a...
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