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To Cap or Not to Cap: The Supreme Court of Ghana

"There are fears that our present Constitutional provision leaves room for the eventuality that a determined President of the Republic may or can deliberately use his appointive power to increase, unduly, the number of Supreme Court Justices with t…

The Panel System at the Supreme Court: Merits and Demerits

"The panel system at the Supreme Court means that all the Justices of the Supreme Court do not sit on all cases argued before and decided by the Supreme Court. On each occasion the Chief Justice selects Justices of the Court who should decide the ca…

Criminal Justice System in Sierra Leone

"This policy brief assesses the criminal justice system in Sierra Leone and makes pertinent recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the system. It focuses on policing and prosecution, prisons, the judiciary, access to justic…

Sierra Leone A Country Review of Crime and Criminal Justice, 2008

"The overall objective of this study was to generate data and information that can be used to review the scale of crime and the criminal justice system in Sierra Leone, one of the African countries undergoing the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)…

What Lessons could be drawn from the Kenyan High Court Judgement on BBI for Constitutional Consolidation in South Sudan?

The High Court of Kenya recently handed down a decision that reinforces the role of courts to protect the constitution against executive overreaches. To constitutional lawyers and academics, the decision is a triumph for constitutionalism and the ru…

Démocratie en Côte d’Ivoire: Mythe ou Réalité? / Democracy in Côte d'Ivoire: Myth or Reality?

Democracy is a mode of governance by which the people decide to shape their future. It thus embodies the expression of the recognition of the rule of law and human rights. Since the 1990s, African states have massively adhered to this model of gover…

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